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Man allegedly taking stun gun on plane arrested

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charges Hiroki Suzuki with carrying a concealed dangerous weapon while attempting to board All Nippon Airways Flight 1051.

world Updated: May 15, 2010 12:06 IST

A Japanese man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to board a Honolulu-to-Tokyo flight with a stun gun in his carry-on bag.

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court charges Hiroki Suzuki with carrying a concealed dangerous weapon while attempting to board All Nippon Airways Flight 1051 on Friday. An affidavit says Suzuki hid the stun gun in a small black canvas pouch in his carry-on bag.

A Transportation Security Administration official found the device during an X-ray scan. Suzuki allegedly told FBI agents he bought the stun gun in Japan about a year ago for his personal protection.

A federal judge released Suzuki on bond so he can attend his grandfather's funeral in Japan but ordered him back for a hearing in two weeks.