Girl, 9, questioned about making bombs by Ottawa airport security

Wendy Black and granddaughter McKenna Black. (Supplied photo)

Wendy Black and granddaughter McKenna Black. (Supplied photo)

Terry Davidson, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:19 AM ET

TORONTO - Little girl, are you currently carrying on your person anything that could be used to make a bomb?

An Ontario grandmother is fuming after her nine-year-old daughter was allegedly asked that question by airport security officials before boarding a flight from Ottawa to Toronto the afternoon of March 13.

A spokesman for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) confirmed Friday the backpack of McKenna Black set off an alarm during passenger screening at Ottawa International Airport.

Officials said the backpack was searched, McKenna was put through the airport’s full-body scanner and an “interaction” took place between her and a CATSA security agent.

McKenna’s grandmother claims her granddaughter was asked by a female security officer if she was carrying anything that could be used to construct a bomb, as well as if she had recently done any “drugs.”

Wendy Black said the incident left her granddaughter shaken.


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