BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Frustration is growing among small airport managers outraged that new full-body scanners are being hauled away and sent to bigger airports.
The machines being replaced at bigger airports have been criticized for showing too much anatomy.
Smaller airport officials say removal of the machines from their terminals means longer lines, increased pat-downs, decreased security and a waste of taxpayer money.
Some airports are balking at the move.
U.S. Transportation Security Administration contractors who came to remove the machines in Montana were threatened with arrest after airport officials said they had no notice the workers were on their way.
In North Dakota, the scanners are set to be yanked from a terminal remodeled last year with $40,000 in local funds just to fit the new machines.