Cleveland Passenger Arrested With Gun in Luggage

After seeing the weapon on the X-ray machine's screen, Transportation Security Administration officials called Cleveland police.


Instead of relying on the weather to be warm in Orlando, Arrion Cobb packed his own heat.

The 30-year-old Warrensville Heights man was a ticketed passenger headed to Orlando when he put his carry-on luggage on the X-ray machine at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on Tuesday. It contained an Xbox video game system and a loaded handgun, said Lt. Thomas Stacho, police spokesman.

After seeing the weapon on the machine's screen, Transportation Security Administration officials called Cleveland police, who are stationed at the airport, to Concourse C.

They opened the luggage and found a .41-caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, Stacho said.

Cobb was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and having weapons while under disability. He has not been charged with a crime.

He could also face federal charges.

Cobbs' criminal history includes four drug-related convictions between 1994 and 2004.

News Researcher Cheryl Diamond contributed to this report.



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