Man Arrested at Newark Airport on Weapons Charge

A screener working at a Terminal A checkpoint spotted the weapon early Wednesday as it passed through a metal detector

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012  |  Updated 12:37 PM EDT
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Man Arrested at Newark Airport on Weapons Charge

A stun gun disguised as a phone seized at Newark Airport.

Screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport have seized a stun gun that was designed to look like a cell phone.
 
Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says a screener working at a Terminal A checkpoint spotted the weapon early Wednesday as it passed through a metal detector.

  Farbstein noted that under the gun's screen is a button on the right side, a button that typically is pressed to make a call on cell phones But on this weapon, the button says "STUN.''
 
The passenger, whose name was not released, was due to take a flight from Newark to Charlotte, N.C. Instead, he was arrested on a weapons charge by Port Authority police.

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