Authorities: Man had stun guns, machete in luggage

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Posted: Nov 27, 2014 9:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Safety officials say they've found two stun guns, a machete and other weapons in a man's checked baggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the baggage belonged to a man heading to Dubai and the items were found by Transportation Safety Administration agents. It says the man has been arrested.

Port Authority police say the Queens man also had starter pistols, pellet guns and boxes of pellets in his luggage.

The man was taken into custody Wednesday. He had been scheduled to travel on a flight leaving at 10:40 a.m.

He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and was released on a desk appearance ticket.