Woman cited for trying to bring stun gun on plane

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official scans travelers at Terminal Five of John F. Kennedy Airport on December 23, 2011 in New York City. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey predicted that John F. Kennedy Airport would be used by 1.9 million travelers over the holiday season.

The Transportation Security Administration says a woman tried to bring a stun gun designed to look like a cellphone onto a plane at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The agency says a TSA officer using an x-ray machine spotted the pink stun gun in the woman's carry-on bag Wednesday. Authorities say the stun gun has a fake keypad and screen and has two buttons marked "light" and "stun."

The TSA contacted Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who cited the McSherrystown, Pa. woman on a state weapons charge.

The woman was then allowed to catch her flight to Los Angeles.

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