New York: Woman tried to bring stun gun onboard plane
NEW YORK (AP) – Authorities say a college student from China was arrested trying to carry a combination stun gun and flashlight onto a plane in New York City.
Sihui “Hannah” Xie said by phone Sunday that she pleaded not guilty and believes her weapons-possession case is on track to be resolved with a fine. Court records were not immediately available.
The Transportation Security Administration says a checkpoint screener spotted the item in Xie’s carry-on luggage as she headed for an Orlando, Florida-bound flight at Kennedy Airport. The TSA says the device initially just appeared to be a flashlight, but the screener looked more closely and saw it also was a stun gun.
Xie was then arrested. She’s a student at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.