High-ranking fireman arrested at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Cleveland Fire Battalion Chief William Graham was charged with disorderly conduct.

High-ranking fireman arrested at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
(Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin D. Williams and Division of Fire Chief Angelo Calvillo announced that a high-ranking firefighter was arrested Monday for disorderly conduct at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Fire Battalion Chief William Graham was taken into custody by Cleveland Police and was booked into Cuyahoga County Jail, according to a city of Cleveland press release.

According to a Cleveland Police citation obtained by Cleveland 19 News, Graham is accused of acting aggressively and being intoxicated while waiting at an airport gate. Police got involved after an unnamed airline refused to allow Graham to board a flight.

Graham is a 30-year veteran at the Cleveland Fire Department.

He has been placed on restricted duty, pending the outcome of the case.

The incident occurred at about 1 p.m., but police have not yet announced what prompted Graham’s arrest.

Return to Cleveland 19 for updates on this developing story.

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