Man Attacks National Guard At San Juan Airport, Declares “It’s Gonna Be All On Social Media”

Last Saturday evening a Puerto Rico National Guard soldier was attacked by an arriving passenger after the guardsman asked the man to wear a mask and fill out a Covid-19 health declaration.

Arriving passengers must either quarantine for 14 days or present a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hour of travel. They must also fill out a health declaration. Masks are required when in public.

The man, who reportedly smelled of alcohol, objected to the mask and health form requirement – and other passengers and local health care workers in protective gear dove for cover to stay out of the way of his objections.

When the man was arrested he yelled, “It’s gonna be all on social media.” That’s true, but perhaps not in the exculpatory way he’d hoped.

You can watch the whole thing from another angle, too. You didn’t think there was only one person filming this, did you?

The police report of the incident can be found here (in Spanish).

(HT: Paddle Your Own Kanoo)

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  1. Were they advised of those destination restrictions on board the plane, prior to arrival? Maybe get Giuliani to argue that defense. The case was rigged.

  2. All passengers buying a ticket to PR ( at least on Delta and B6 ), and again if checking online, are asked to view current requirements to enter PR which include filling out a travel form within 3 days of your flight where you choose to present a negative test or quarantine for 14 days or your departure date. If you do not fill this form out in advance, you will need to so upon arrival, which is what this man evidently was asked to do.
    Not a set-up, applies to all arriving passengers.

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