Scout, 8, mistaken for suspect on US no-fly list frisked at airports

Daily Telegraph – An eight-year-old boy scout has been repeatedly frisked at airports in America because he has the same name as a person on a security watch list. Michael Winston Hicks, from New Jersey, was first singled out as a baby when his mother tried to get him on a flight in Florida. She was told by airline officials that her son’s name “was on the list”. As a two-year-old the boy, who is known as Mikey, was patted down by security officers at Newark Airport, which reduced him to tears. His name appears to be among 13,500 on the “selectee” list, which sets off a high level of security screening, after a man called Michael Hicks at some point triggered suspicion. Read Article