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A Transportation Security Administration agent was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of taking upskirt photos of female passengers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Nicholas James Fernandez, 29, was detained as part of a voyeurism investigation. He’s been suspended indefinitely without pay pending the outcome of the case.

King County, Wash., prosecutors say Fernandez left a TSA checkpoint during a break at 11:15 a.m. and rode an escalator to a lower level of the airport where he stood behind a woman wearing a skirt and began videotaping beneath it with his mobile phone, according to a probable cause statement.

Fernandez was under surveillance by a TSA special agent and Port of Seattle Police detectives at the time. The TSA had previously received a tip from a male passenger that Fernandez was surreptitiously photographing women, according to the statement and charging documents.

Fernandez was placed in detention at the King County Regional Justice Center, where he remains, on two counts of voyeurism, a class C felony that carries five years of jail time if convicted, with a combined bond of $27,500.

A TSA spokesman said in a statement that the agency does not tolerate “illegal, unethical or immoral conduct.”

“When such conduct is alleged, TSA investigates it thoroughly,” the statement added. “When appropriate, TSA investigates jointly with other law enforcement agencies or requests that a law enforcement authority investigate the allegation. When an investigation finds that misconduct has occurred, the appropriate action is taken.”

Fernandez waived his right to a preliminary hearing. He will be arraigned in King County Superior Court on Aug. 4, according to prosecuting attorney spokesman Dan Donohoe.

In 2015, two Denver TSA agents were fired and two others transferred after police discovered a scheme that allowed a male agent to pat down attractive male passengers.

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