P.R. man arrested boarding plane

Agents allegedly discover a stun gun, box cutters and more in Jose Pol's carry-on


Associated Press
May 20, 2010 12:34AM (UTC)

U.S. authorities have charged a man with attempting to board a flight from Puerto Rico with weapons including a stun gun, a switchblade knife and four box cutters.

Prosecutors say Jose Pol was passing through a security checkpoint at the island's main airport when Transportation Security Administration agents discovered the weapons in his carry-on luggage.

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FBI spokesman Harry Rodriguez said Wednesday that investigators are trying to determine whether Pol has any affiliation with terrorist organizations.

Pol was scheduled to take a JetBlue flight to Boston when he was arrested on Monday. In addition to the knives agents found pepper spray and a flight simulator program in his luggage.


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