CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Police said a poll worker was arrested after threatening other workers, while holding a gun, at a Cleveland polling place around noon Tuesday.
Officers said 45-year-old Allen Bethea got into a verbal argument with other workers at Louisa May Alcott School on 10308 Baltic Road. The school is serving as a polling station.
Police said the man took a .380-caliber gun from his bag. Cleveland police representatives said Bethea didn’t point the gun at anyone, but verbally threatened them.
Police said Bethea left on foot. He was arrested a short time later at West 107th Street and Detroit Avenue.
The weapon and marijuana were found in his backpack. He was taken to jail.