Published reports say some TSA agents at Boston's Logan Airport allege that security checks have led to racial profiling.
Those random checks at the airport might not be so random after all.
The New York Times is reporting more than 30 TSA officers at Logan Airport say racial profiling has become commonplace.
A federal investigation is now underway the TSA responding in a statement-saying, in part:
"Allegations of racial profiling in Boston have been reported to TSA and are currently under investigation. If any of these claims prove to be accurate, we will take immediate and decisive action to ensure there are consequences to such activity."
The TSA's officers' internal complaints say Middle Easterners, African-Americans and Hispanics were all pulled aside by security solely based on appearance.
Travelers we talked to at logan say they haven't noticed anything too overt.
"I fly all the time and I go to Dallas, I go to London, I go to all over the place I don't see any discrimination anywhere," says traveler Ragu Nabaratin.
"Once in a while something happens I get in the random check, or whatever, but for the most part it's OK," says traveler Abhishek Gupta.
Others believe profiling is happening and that doesn't bother them.
'If you're gonna check people randomly, and they do check it randomly, if people want to call it profiling, they can call it profiling, but at the end of the day they're doing their job," says traveler Tom Bren.
The report says these officers stopped minorities with the thought those travelers would be carrying drugs, have open arrest warrants, or immigration issues.
Massport also releasing a statement tonight:
"There is no place for racial profiling in any security program. It is illegal and it is not effective. As the airport operator we take these allegations very seriously. We are eager to review the findings of a federal investigation into the matter."