TSA catches passenger trying to board airplane with two stun guns

A passenger at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport was caught attempting to board an airplane with two stun guns in his carry-on luggage, reports said Tuesday. 

The New York Post reported that a 53-year-old man from Alpine, N.J., was attempting to board a Lufthansa Airlines flight to Frankfurt, Germany, with two stun guns in his bag. The items were discovered during an X-ray and physical search of his bags by Transportation Security Administration officials, the paper said. 

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The incident follows a stun gun being found last week on a JetBlue flight from Boston's Logan Airport after the plane landed at Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J.

The man told law enforcement officials that he did not know the weapons were illegal, the paper said. 

The earlier stun gun incident is currently being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. 

TSA has been sharply criticized for missing the stun gun after reports of an elderly woman and a baby being patted down and an African-American woman claiming her hair was inspected on the basis of her race. 

The agency did not immediately respond to requests for comment Thursday.