Passenger slaps security official at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta airport

Security officers conducting a body search on a staff member at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
Security officers conducting a body search on a staff member at Terminal 3 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.PHOTO: THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Following an assault on an airport security official by the wife of a police general in Manado, North Sulawesi, a similar incident has occurred at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten.

A military man, identified as AG, 56, slapped an airport security official on Friday (July 7) after the latter tried to conduct a body search on AG.

The light of the body scanner at a security checkpoint turned on when AG passed through it, prompting an official to ask his permission to conduct the search.

"The airport security official was slapped [after asking him]," said airport police spokesperson Second Insp. Prayogo, as quoted by tribunnews.com.

The police are still investigating the case.

A police general's wife received harsh criticism on social media recently after she was taped assaulting a security officer at Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado.

The woman has been identified as Joice Waraouw.

She was later questioned by the Jakarta Police over the incident.