Hong Kong-bound passenger arrested over stun gun

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Posted: Oct 28, 2011 3:02 PM
Hong Kong-bound passenger arrested over stun gun

A Brazilian man on a flight from New Jersey to Hong Kong has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Newark Liberty International Airport detected a stun gun in his carry-on bag.

The passenger was going through the security checkpoint on Thursday when the weapon was discovered. He was identified as 48-year-old Mauro Louzada from Brazil; his hometown wasn't released.

The TSA says the Port Authority Police Department confiscated the weapon and charged Louzada with criminal possession of a weapon.

The Port Authority says Louzada is free on $1,000 bail.