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City of Cleveland investigating security incident at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Posted at 8:28 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-03 20:28:01-05

CLEVELAND — The city of Cleveland is currently investigating a security incident that took place at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Friday morning.

The security incident involved Deputy Commissioner Eric Turner, who is still on duty during the investigation, according to the city.

If Turner is found to be in violation, discipline will be issued, the city said.

A spokesperson for TSA said an investigation typically lasts around 60 to 90 days and an update will be provided once the investigation is complete.

Since it is an open investigation, TSA is not releasing any details involving the incident or investigation, the spokesperson said.

This is one of several security incidents to take place at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

In 2018, former Assistant Director of Port Control Fred Szabo racked up multiple security violations, one involving Szabo and the city's Chief Operating Officer Darnell Brown. Brown had left his cell phone in his car and Szabo walked Brown out of the airport to retrieve it, and then allowing him to bypass TSA security without being re-screened—a violation of federal regulations.

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Szabo was suspended without pay for 10 working days. Brown was suspended without pay for five working days, according to the city.