TSA: Lipstick stun gun, 3 bullets seized during screening at Bradley International Airport

WINDSOR LOCKS — A lipstick stun gun and some loose bullets were found on a traveler Tuesday by Transportation Security Administration officers at Bradley International Airport , officials said.

The officers found the stun gun and three .38-caliber bullets during a security screening at Bradley International Airport, according to Dan Velez, the TSA spokesperson for New England.

Velez said the 41-year-old woman, on her way to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Maryland, had the items in a carry-on bag. He said state police responded and confiscated the items.

Following the incident, Velez urged travelers to review the agency’s “What Can I Bring?” website about what can be in a carry on, what can be in a checked bag and what is prohibited from flights.

Stun guns or other shocking devices are not allowed in a carry on bag, but can be in a checked bag. These devices must be transported in a way that renders them inoperable from accidental discharge, the TSA website indicates.

Ammunition is prohibited from being in a carry on bag, but they are allowed in checked bags. The TSA website indicates small arms ammunition must be packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes, or other packaging designed for ammunition storage. The agency said travelers should check with their specific airline about any potential limitations or fees.