Poll worker pulls out gun during argument at polling station

Poll worker pulls out gun during argument at polling station

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. Cleveland.com does not name criminal suspects who have not been charged.

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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.

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