Ohio casino patron arrested after Ebola comment

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This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. (AP Photo/CDC)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Police say they arrested a man at an Ohio casino who made a comment about his wife having Ebola.

The 60-year-old man was arrested at his home Wednesday and charged with inducing panic after making the comment at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (http://bit.ly/1sV6QX8 ) reports that the man, who wasn’t named, said his wife was a nurse and had just returned from West Africa infected with Ebola. Police said he made the comment after losing money at a gaming table.

The table where the man was playing was shut down as a precaution. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohio Casino Control and Cleveland police were notified, according to the casino.

Police were quickly able to determine his story wasn’t true.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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