Cleveland Poll Worker Arrested After Pulling Gun During Argument

AP

A poll worker in Cleveland, Ohio was arrested Tuesday after pulling a gun on another poll worker, local TV station WKYC reported.

Alan Bethea, 45, took a .380 pistol out of his backpack during a heated exchange with co-workers at the Louisa May Alcott School polling station, according to the report. Though he did not point the gun at anyone, he allegedly verbally threatened those around him.

Bethea was arrested after leaving the polling location, according to WKYC.

Police told the news station that Bethea faced a slew of charges, including aggravated menacing, carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon under a disability, and marijuana possession for the small amount of the drug police found in his backpack.

Voters in the Buckeye State head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the Republican and Democratic winner-take-all presidential primaries. Cuyahoga County Board of Elections spokesman Mike West told Cleveland.com that polling would continue as scheduled following the incident.

This post has been updated.

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