Shocking video shows the moment blind and deaf teen girl is slammed to the ground by airport security while traveling home after being treated for a brain tumor 3.3k shares 14 View comments A shocking video shows the moment a disabled teen girl was thrown to the ground before being arrested by TSA workers at Memphis International Airport. Hannah Cohen, 19, was flying home to Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 30, 2015 after receiving treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Her attorneys say she had an impairment from radiation and the brain tumor was removed at the time of her visit to the hospital. She is still limited in her ability to talk, walk, stand, see and hear. Her family has filed a lawsuit against the airport police and the TSA alleging that security personnel assaulted Hannah at the checkpoint, 'causing her physical and emotional injury as well as emotional injury' to her mother. Scroll down for video +6 A bloodied and terrified Hannah Cohen looks up at the camera after her mother and attorneys claim she was assaulted by TSA agents at the Memphis International Airport +6 A shocking video (above) shows the moment when the disabled 19-year-old was thrown to the ground before being arrested by TSA workers at Memphis International Airport last year The incident was sparked when an alarm went off as the teen girl and her mother were going through a security checkpoint operated by the Memphis International Airport Police Department and the Transportation Safety Administration. The teenager became disoriented by the alarm and the security workers' attempts to search her, the lawsuit says. 'The security personnel failed to recognize that she was confused because of her obvious disability and was unable to cooperate with the search,' Cohen's lawyers, Kelly Pearson and William Hardwick, wrote in the lawsuit. Her mother, Shirley Cohen, said she tried to tell TSA agents about her daughter's disability, but she was kept away by police. +6 Cohen became disoriented by the alarm going off at the security checkpoint and the security workers' attempts to search her. An officer tackled her to the ground (above) +6 The officer tackled Cohen to the ground in the airport in an attempt to arrest her (above) 'She's trying to get away from them but in the next instant, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor. There was blood everywhere,' Shirley told WREG-TV. Her daughter had nothing on her that should have set off the alarm, her mother said, but security wanted additional screening anyway. Shirley Cohen added: 'She was very reluctant. She didn't understand what they were about to do.' The video recorded on surveillance cameras inside the airport shows the girl struggling with security officers as her mother tries to calm her down. Moments later, one of the officers pushes the girl to the ground to tackle her as her mother is also pushed away by the other officer. Cohen is face down on the ground, as the officer tries to grab her arms to place them behind her back, but she struggles. +6 Hannah has been traveling through the airport to St. Jude's Hospital for 17 years to treat a brain tumor but the trip last year ended with her being injured She can be seen trying to fight against the officer's attempts to grab her arms before the short 31-second video ends. Hannah was arrested, but the charges were later dropped. The federal lawsuit filed by the family is seeking a 'reasonable sum not exceeding $100,000 and costs' for damages that include pain, medical expenses, personal and emotional injury, and embarrassment. In addition, the lawsuit alleges that the TSA and airport police discriminated against Cohen because of her disability and failed to provide reasonable accommodation for screening her. +6 Hannah's mom, Shirley, says her daughter was disoriented and frightened by TSA agents who didn't understand how to treat a woman with a disability TSA spokesman Mark Howell and Jerry Brandon, chief of public safety of the Memphis International Airport Police Department, said they could not comment on pending litigation. 'Anybody can file anything, and we don't comment on active litigation,' Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority president and CEO Scott Brockman told The Commercial Appeal newspaper. 'Clearly there are additional facts in this matter, and we won't comment until we address the litigation.' The Memphis Airport Police Department has filed a motion to dismiss the suit against them for several reasons, including that they fall under the airport authority.