Prohibited Items in the Jacob Javits Federal Building

The following is a list of prohibited or illegal items that will not be allowed in the Jacob Javits Federal Building at 26 Federal Plaza. This list is provided by FPS.

A. Firearms and Ammunition of Any Type
1. BB guns
2. Compressed air guns
3. Firearms (unless meeting the exceptions listed in 18 U.S.C. § 930)
4. Flare pistols
5. Gun lighters
6. Parts of guns and firearms
7. Pellet guns
8. Realistic replicas of firearms
9. Spear guns
10. Starter pistols
11. Stun guns/cattle prods/shocking devices
12. Ammunition

B. Bladed, Edged or Sharp Objects
1. Axes and hatchets
2. Bows and arrows
3. Drills, including cordless portable power drills
4. Ice axes/Ice picks
5. Knives, sabers, swords, daggers, and other bladed devices of any length
6. Razor-type blades such as box cutters, utility knives, and razor blades not in a cartridge, but excluding safety razors
7. Saws, including cordless portable power saws
8. Scissors, metal with pointed tips
9. Screwdrivers (except those in eyeglass repair kits)
10. Throwing stars (martial arts)

C. Club-Like Items and Striking Devices
1. Baseball bats
2. Billy clubs
3. Blackjacks
4. Brass knuckles
5. Cricket bats
6. Crowbars
7. Golf clubs
8. Hammers
9. Hockey sticks
10. Lacrosse sticks
11. Martial arts weapons, including numchucks and kubatons
12. Night sticks
13. Pool cues
14. Ski poles
15. Tools, including, but not limited to wrenches and pliers

D. All Explosives Including
1. Ammunition
2. Blasting caps
3. Dynamite
4. Fireworks
5. Flares in any form
6. Gunpowder
7. Hand grenades
8. Plastic explosives
9. Realistic replicas of explosives

E. Incendiaries
1. Aerosol sprays
2. Fuels, including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel
3. Gasoline
4. Gas torches, including micro-torches and torch lighters
5. Turpentine and paint thinner
6. Realistic replicas of incendiaries

F. Disabling Chemicals and Other Dangerous Items
1. Chlorine for pools and spas
2. Compressed gas cylinders, including fire extinguishers
3. Liquid bleach
4. Mace
5. Pepper spray
6. Spillable batteries, except those in wheelchairs
7. Spray Paint
8. Tear gas


Content Archived: February 1, 2017