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TSA Agents Spot Passenger With Pen-Sized Stun Gun At JFK

This pen sized stun gun was seized at JFK International Airport on Sept. 17, 2012. (credit: Transportation Security Administration)

This pen sized stun gun was seized at JFK International Airport on Sept. 17, 2012. (credit: Transportation Security Administration)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Stun guns are illegal in New York, so it’s probably not a good idea trying to fly with one.

That’s what the Transportation Security Administration said a man tried to do Monday at JFK International Airport.

TSA agents spotted the pen-sized stun gun in the man’s checked luggage and called Port Authority Police, who confiscated the weapon and arrested the man on a weapons charge. Operations at the airport weren’t impacted.

Weapons are not permitted in carry-on bags, and only some weapons are allowed to be transported in checked bags.

A list of prohibited items can be viewed by clicking here, or by downloading the MyTSA app.