The TSA warns that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and refuses to be subjected to the method of inspection designated by the TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport (emphasis added).
The TSA will work with local police in order to make sure the person remains on the premises and answers questions. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest, reports the Palm Beach Post.
Once a person submits to the screening process, they can not just decide to leave that process, Sari Koshetz, regional TSA spokesperson, told the Florida newspaper. The policy includes people who decide not to fly.