GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul said his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, has been detained by security at the Nashville airport.
“My son Rand is currently being detained by the TSA at the Nashville Airport. I’ll share more details as the situation unfolds,” the elder Paul posted on his Facebook page.
Sen. Paul’s communication director Moira Bagley said Paul called her to say he’d been detained. An airport spokeswoman later confirmed the incident to WSMV-TV.
CNN reported that Rand Paul was detained after refusing to allow a pat-down after the body scanner went off.