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Man with ice pick hidden in cane handle is arrested at New Jersey airport during screening

Authorities say a New Jersey man tried to bring a cane with a concealed ice pick in its handle through security at Newark Liberty International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration said the Maplewood man was arrested Thursday morning at the New York City-area airport.

They say the steel ice pick was concealed in the handle of the old wooden cane. A TSA officer staffing an X-ray monitor detected something unusual in the cane's handle and twisted and pulled it off to find the ice pick.

The TSA didn't give his name but says he faces state weapons charges.