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Head of airport security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport resigns

Posted at 2:25 PM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 09:13:34-04

CLEVELAND — Howard Phillips, the head of airport security at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, has resigned, according to Dan Williams, head of media relations for the City of Cleveland.

His resignation comes after Cleveland Hopkins has been plagued with issues over the last year, including two city officials involved in a security incident and the airport's flights screens and email system being infected with ransomware.

Fred Szabo, assistant director of Port Control, was suspended without pay for 10 working days. Darnell Brown, chief of operations for the City of Cleveland, was suspended without pay for five working days, according to the city.

News 5 will update this story once we gather more details about his resignation.

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