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Cleveland police find gun, knife on Poland man at airport

Published: Wed, March 21, 2012 @ 10:01 a.m.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a loaded handgun and knife were found in a carry-on laptop case at a Cleveland Hopkins International Airport security checkpoint.

Police say 60-year-old Richard Buxman of Poland was charged Monday with carrying a concealed weapon. He was released on $1,000 bail and faces a Friday common pleas court hearing.

A Cleveland police officer says he found a loaded 9mm handgun, two loaded clips, a folding knife and a loose bullet in the case after a transportation officer saw the gun and knife on an X-ray.

Police say the wife, “in a distressed state,” told an officer she had packed the bag and that both had forgotten the weapons were inside.

A phone message seeking comment was left this morning at Buxman’s home.


1captainlinger(624 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

He was on his final approach. This gives airport terminal a whole new meaning.

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2yng00128(67 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

sounds like an honest mistake.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Forgot? Right

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4Marierned(7 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Absolutely can and does happen. I know of another couple from Youngstown who it happened to. He had a gun and a carry permit. He put his gun in a black briefcase bag and put it in the trunk and when he got to airport his girlfriend accidently grabbed the bag with her bags and went thru security with it..same thing...he said he would not attempt to take a gun on the plane...no one with any intelligence would just intentionally put a gun in their bag and put it on the conveyor to go thru the screening... they would try to hide it if they were attempting to do harm....remember ...as you all would like to be treated...innocent unless proven guilty. Don't judge as one day, you may be in a position of being judged.

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5yng00128(67 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

@marierned well said. This is a well educated man and as you said would not bring a loaded weapon on a commercial plane. Easily can happen. Lets not make a big deal about this people.

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6300(568 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Dementia, perhaps?

Anyone who doesn't know exactly where their loaded weapons are at any given point in time is not responsible enough to be allowed to have them. I love these people who pretend that handguns are just a toy for their amusement, and evidently leave them all over the place.

You're right, Mariened, no one with any intelligence would intentionally do this. But, there are a fair number of unintelligent who wouldn't realize their irresponsibility.

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Sounds like a good case to take his CC away. Educated maybe smart NO

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8Marierned(7 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

If someone has a cc and has several guns and they are registered and puts one in a briefcase and believes it is secure in his trunk or closet and his sig other does not know it has the gun in there, and innocently brings the case to the airport because they have a computer or ipad or work information in the bag, and puts it on the conveyor, then it is a mistake...not an intentional act of whatever...People....those of you throwing stones, I would like to meet you..as perfect as you are, maybe you can give the rest of us, that do occasionally make mistakes or have accidents, some pointers on how you got so perfect and how you have never had an accident or made an error...remember...I know of someone who did have the same thing happen and it was simply an error. Both people involved are not suffering from dementia..they are not irresponsible...they had an event happen that neither of them expected, maybe due to lack of communication, but not stupidity. Those of you who have never made a mistake and throwing stones...someday, a simple mistake COULD happen to you and I hope you are given more support than you are willing to give.

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9janeyblue(227 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

So it is ok to allow Dr. Baxman to forget "something" while tending to patients in the er? Seriously, his wife didn't feel the gun and clips whilst packing the bag ? So its possible the gun wad overlooked before and carried into the hospital? Should a trauma doctor be that forgetful? Let's hope not.

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10yng00128(67 comments)posted 2 years, 10 months ago

Hey janeyblue.....get a life!!!!!! Believe it or not ER docs do forget once in a while......especially contents in their travel bags!!!! Your comparison is ridiculous!!!!! BTW get spell check!!

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