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Man wearing cologne targeted by TSA

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(KTVI) – Talk about a powerful perfume.  A Massachusetts man says TSA agents targeted him because of his cologne.

Jean Marie Occean and his family were in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport ready to fly back to Boston.  That’s when TSA agents pulled him into a separate room for additional screening when he tested positive for explosive chemicals.

Agents eventually told him it was likely something very common that set off the sensors, like his Chanel cologne “Bleu.”