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Airport security finds ammo in boxing promoter Don King's carry-on

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Airport security finds ammo in boxing promoter Don King's carry-on

 

Greg Morrison

CNN December 13, 2010 2:44 a.m. EST

 

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • King was headed out of Cleveland after wife's funeral
  • No charges are filed
  • King has promoted some of the greatest fighters in boxing history

 

(CNN) -- Security officials found ammunition in the carry-on luggage of boxing promoter Don King as he headed out of Cleveland after attending his wife's funeral, an airport spokeswoman said Monday.

The incident took place at Cleveland's Hopkins International Airport Sunday night, said spokeswoman Jackie Mayo.

"He was stopped at a security checkpoint and ammunition was found in his carry-on luggage," she said.

The ammunition was confiscated and King was allowed to continue to his flight, Mayo said. No charges were filed.

The Transportation Security Administration also confirmed the incident, without identifying the passenger.

King was in Cleveland for the funeral of his wife, Henrietta King, who died of stomach cancer at age 87 on Thursday.

Known for his flamboyant style and showmanship, King has promoted some of the greatest fighters in modern boxing history, including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Mike Tyson.

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Comments

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marcieComment by marcie - December 13, 2010, 5:34 pm
Yes, I just heard this from one of my Friends from Ca. We were talking about it,   just now, I am suprised he didn't get in any trouble, I thought that was mighty dumb of him to do that. Didn't he know that?? You would think he did. Thanks for sharing this.

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