TSA: Screeners Stopped Newark Passenger With Can Of Tear Gas Hidden In Sock
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A passenger planning to board a flight at Newark Airport was instead taken to a hospital for evaluation after security screeners found a large canister of tear gas in his sock, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Federal officials said the man, whose name was not disclosed, was going through a security checkpoint on Friday when an automated image technology scanner detected something amiss.
A screener then found the 10-inch canister.
The man — who was scheduled to fly to Munich, Germany — was denied access to the gate. But the incident did not cause any disruptions or delays for passengers.
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