Report: Toddler appears on "no fly" list, booted

(CBS News) A New Jersey couple say they were booted from their JetBlue flight after their 18-month-old daughter's name appeared on a "no fly" list, reports CBS affiliate WFOR in Miami.

The couple, who asked to remain anonymous, say a JetBlue employee told them that is why they were removed from the flight and questioned by TSA agents.

The couple say they are of Middle Eastern descent, but were born and raised in New Jersey. They claim they and their daughter Riyanna were "put on display" in the terminal while TSA agents and JetBlue employees discussed the situation.

Watch the WFOR report on Riyanna

JetBlue sent the following statement to WFOR: "Upon boarding Flight 510 at Fort Lauderdale International Airport last evening, several customers were flagged in our system as being on the TSA's No Fly list. There are layers of security checkpoints in place -- from booking a flight to checking-in, clearing security and boarding an aircraft - that are enforced by the airline in collaboration with airport authorities and the Transportation Security Administration to ensure all customers enjoy a safe and secure travel experience."

The TSA said they're not involved.

"TSA did not flag this child as being on the No Fly list. TSA was called to the gate by the airline and after talking to the parents and confirming through our vetting system, TSA determined the airline had mistakenly indicated the child was on a government watch list," according to a statement from the agency.


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