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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An FBI spokesman said Monday that it does not

appear a stun gun found aboard a JetBlue plane that landed late

Friday in Newark was intended to be used in an attack.

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Bryan Travers, a spokesman for the FBI’s Newark office, said

information from the investigation so far suggests that no attack

was imminent. He would not detail why investigators think

that.

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The stun gun was found by a crew that was cleaning Flight 1179 from

Boston around 10:20 p.m. Friday, after the flight had landed and

all 96 passengers were off the plane.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police removed the stun

gun from the plane and handed it over to the federal Transportation

Security Administration, which is responsible for screening

passengers.

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The investigation, being led by the FBI’s office in Boston, is

focusing on how the stun gun got onto the plane, Travers

said.

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“People get caught bring stuff to the checkpoint all the time,” he

said.

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Travers said that by Monday morning it was not clear who may have

brought the gun aboard.

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Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said there were no

indications the stun gun was fired.

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JetBlue spokesman Sebastian White said the plane’s next flight was

slightly delayed.

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