Man arrested at JFK for carrying weapons

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NEW YORK - Authorities say a man going through airport security at Kennedy Airport was arrested after weapons were detected in his carry-on luggage.

The Transportation Security Administration said the man who was headed to Paris was stopped on Tuesday.

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The TSA says seven items were confiscated, including a sword, two stun gun flashlights and four pairs of brass knuckles.

A Port Authority spokesman says 31-year-old Ahmed Aboukhabar, of Alexandria, Egypt, was charged with nine counts of criminal possession of a weapon fourth degree, all misdemeanors. No other information on the man was immediately available.