Cleveland Poll Worker Arrested After Pulling Out Gun During Argument at Polling Station

A Cleveland poll worker was arrested after pulling out a gun during an argument at the polling station.
cleveland voting station reported:

Police arrested an armed worker Tuesday at a Cleveland polling station.

Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said that police took a man into custody about noon at the Louisa May Alcott School in the 10000 block of Baltic Road.

He faces charges of aggravated menacing, carrying concealed weapon and having weapons under a disability. He also faces a marijuana possession charge as police found a small amount of marijuana in his pocket when he was arrested, Ciaccia said.

The man has not been formally charged with a crime. does not name criminal suspects who have not been charged.

The man got into an argument with a fellow poll worker and pulled a .380 pistol out of his backpack, Ciaccia said. He didn’t point the gun at anyone, but verbally threatened people, she added.

There were no injuries reported.

The man ran away and was taken into custody at West 107th Street and Detroit Avenue.

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