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Rape Suspect With Stun Gun Avoids JFK Airport Security

Police are investigating whether the man in custody used the weapon in an alleged attack.
1:40 | 03/14/13

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The 23 year old rape suspect nearly got away but was caught by Port Authority police and customs agents. As he stood in line waiting to board a flight to -- at this morning. A source says he is carrying that gym bag containing the powerful 3800 -- stun gun. Similar to this -- that went undetected by security screeners at JFK's terminal four. Police are investigating whether the -- used the weapon in an alleged attack and rape of his ex girlfriend in queen's word yet a -- TSA security breach. Drew quick criticism from passengers. Hung on I don't know frustrating. Knowing how we're expecting -- a -- Just like it's never ending it is surprising. That it's scary and yet -- -- cut stupid things like knitting -- to make enough. -- I once once through. Security with some really sharp knife in my bag because -- -- -- -- nice to go to support cutting through its right but actually the kind of nice set up. Kelly the damage to a person I just forgot to put into my check baggage. Stun guns are not allowed in Kerry Owens but can be packed in checked baggage. This latest breach comes just days after -- That'd undercover inspector with the fake bomb successfully got by TS -- at Newark Airport. Now just within the last hour the union representing Port Authority police -- erect JFK released a statement saying quote we are dismayed. The TSA continues to fail -- its primary mission of screening passengers so far no comment from the TSA. Meanwhile the suspect remains in the custody of -- MYPD. By that JFK -- -- channel seven Eyewitness News.

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