Stun gun at BWI airport

McSherrystown woman cited

The Evening Sun POSTED: 01/02/2014 10:57:19 AM EST

This stun gun, designed to look like a smartphone was caught by TSA officers at the security checkpoint at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday. This stun gun, designed to look like a smartphone was caught by TSA officers at the security checkpoint at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Wednesday. (Submitted – The Evening Sun)

A McSherrystown woman was cited by police after she was caught trying to bring a stun gun on an airplane at Baltimore-Washington International airport on New Year’s Day.
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine spotted the pink stun gun in the woman’s carry-on bag, a TSA news release said.
The stun gun was designed to look like a smartphone with a fake keypad and fake screen. The device had two buttons in the location where the call and on/off buttons are typically located on a smartphone-one was marked “LIGHT” and the other button was marked “STUN.”
TSA contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police who responded, confiscated the stun gun, and cited the woman on a state weapons charge. After she was disarmed and cited, she was permitted to catch her flight to Los Angeles.
The woman was not identified in the news release.
The TSA reminds travelers that weapons – including stun guns – are not permitted on board aircraft. Passengers who bring weapons to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA.
Check back for details as they become available.

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