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Newark Airport Passenger Had Tear Gas in Sock

A passenger planning to board a flight at Newark Liberty International Airport was instead taken to a hospital for evaluation after security screeners found a large canister of tear gas in his sock.

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Federal officials say the man, whose name was not disclosed, was going through a security checkpoint on Friday when an automated image technology scanner detected something amiss. A screener then found the 10-inch canister.

The man — who was scheduled to fly to Munich, Germany — was denied access to the gate. But the incident did not cause any disruptions or delays for passengers.

Further details were not disclosed.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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