Woman Arrested With Stun-Gun At JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a college student from China was arrested trying to carry a combination stun gun and flashlight onto a plane in New York City.

Sihui “Hannah” Xie said by phone Sunday that she pleaded not guilty and believes her weapons-possession case is on track to be resolved with a fine. Court records aren’t immediately available.

The Transportation Security Administration says a checkpoint screener spotted the item in Xie’s carry-on luggage as she headed for an Orlando, Fla.-bound flight at Kennedy Airport. The TSA says the device initially just appeared to be a flashlight, but the screener looked more closely and saw it also was a stun gun.

Xie was then arrested. She’s a student at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan.

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  • Cos

    Oh, I feel so much safer… They caught a female college student with a non-lethal device. How dare she obtain something like that – being a young women in her 20’s (maybe) and wanting something to help protect her….

  • Raymond Leslie

    To her it was a stud gun. She used it to remove studs. She must be stacked!

  • Gilbert

    What a waste of time & money going to college. This dummy would fit right in with the occupy wall street folks…

  • Frank

    Why is this news worthy ? Thats what the TSA get paid to do. TSA gets a good job for what ?

  • suzy wong

    Her stungun looked nothing like that she had the Hello-Kitty version.Please get the facts straight

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