Spear gun found in carry-on in New York-area airport

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A spear gun and utility knife was found in a passenger's carry-on bag at a New York-area airport, according to CNN and the TSA.

The passenger told TSA he was unaware that the weapons were prohibited in his carry-on bag after the weapons were detected and he was questioned.

The TSA released a statement saying they recognize most passengers who carry prohibited items do not have ill intent, however their officers are responsible for preventing weapons from getting through checkpoints.

"That's why our officers are trained to look beyond the ordinary to ensure that dangerous items and people are not able to board aircraft," the TSA statement said.

In the list of prohibited sports goods for carry-on bags, baseball bats, ski poles and bows and arrows are included on the list along with spear guns, according to CNN.

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