Several fights broke out as passengers deplaned a Frontier Airlines aircraft in Minneapolis just before midnight on Friday and headed to baggage claim. Despite the entire incident being caught on video, and shared to social media, no one has been arrested for the Terminal 2 Tussle.
Reminiscent of the best of Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s former governor, airport spokesperson Patrick Hogan said “some of the individuals threw stanchions and broke chairs.” I still have my Ventura for Governor t-shirt 23 years later, “Retaliate in ’98!”
It took about a minute and a half for airport police to respond after being called, and a minute after that more officers arrived. It’s still surprising how long the video goes on without intervention.
Bloomington police responded to the Terminal 2 baggage claim to “keep the peace” as airport police broke up the fight in the gate area and directed those involved to retrieve their luggage.
“The focus at the time was on restoring peace and getting everyone safely to ground transportation and away from the airport,” Hogan said.
Paramedics responded as well, though only minor injuries were reported, and no passengers were hospitalized. Charges may follow.