Two Stun Guns Found In Luggage At JFK

July 13, 2011

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Two stun guns were found in checked luggage at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport just days after another stun gun was discovered in a plane at a nearby airport, officials said on Tuesday.

A screener with the Transportation Security Administration at JFK detected the two stun guns in the checked luggage of a man waiting to board Lufthansa Flight 405 to Frankfurt on Sunday evening, said a TSA spokeswoman. The man was arrested.

On Friday, a cleaning crew stumbled upon a stun gun left behind in a JetBlue Airways plane that had landed at nearby Newark Airport in New Jersey.

The passenger arrested at JFK was described only as a 53-year-old white man, according to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, which operates the airport.

Although the TSA generally allows fliers to pack stun guns and certain other weapons in their checked luggage, stun guns are illegal in the state of New York.

Neither the TSA nor the Port Authority were able to confirm what has happened to the man since his arrest.

Meanwhile, the FBI was continuing to investigate the Newark incident, in which a stun gun resembling a cell phone was found in a seat pocket on JetBlue Flight 1179 from Boston after it landed at Newark.