Florida Man’s flight was delayed, he took the keys from an airport employee’s golf cart to detain the man, a brawl ensued and a responding officer pulled a gun on a group of fighting passengers. All in a day’s work at the Miami airport.
Cell phone video footage shows the incident, which occurred after 6 p.m. on Monday evening. The officer tried to restrain the primary assailant, as that man “charge[d] at the officer with his arms flailing.”
According to the man who captured the incident on video,
An unruly passenger on a flight to Santo Domingo was upset about something..I wasn’t sure if it was his class of travel, his check bag fees, a delay, something…He got into an altercation with a police officer, who eventually pulled his gun.
The incident occurred near gate H6, on a concourse serving mostly SkyTeam airlines along with a smattering of Star Alliance and unaligned Latin carriers. No injuries were reported. According to airport officials,
MIA is seeing record-high passenger numbers this winter travel season. Unfortunately, that passenger growth has come with a record-high increase nationwide in bad behavior as well, such as the incident this evening at MIA.
This is actually one of the tamer passenger incidents reported recently in South Florida, despite the huge potential for it to have escalated once a gun was pulled.