Traveler With 5 Stun Weapons and Pepper Spray Arrested at JFK

By Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz
|  Friday, Sep 23, 2011  |  Updated 2:36 PM EDT
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JFK Traveler Arrested With 5 Stun Weapons

One of the stun weapons confiscated at JFK.

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A traveler headed to Saudi Arabia was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport after transit security workers found several stun weapons in his checked baggage.

Officials said Transportation Security Administration officers detected a stun gun, three stun batons, a stun pen and a can of pepper spray in his bags.

Port Authority police confiscated the weapons, which are prohibited, and arrested him.

He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a misdemeanor charge.

Sources tell NBC New York that the traveler told police the items were for self-protection; no terrorism link is suspected.

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