Fight shows fight at American Airlines counter at Miami Airport
Another day, another confrontation at an airport.
Video of the recent Twitter tours shows a nasty scuffle at the American Airlines counter at Miami International Airport.
Two men throw punches at each other, while a woman tries to intervene and throws a few punches herself.
WARNING: THE VIDEO CONTAINS EXPRESS LANGUAGE.
“Ohhh [bleep]âSays a woman off camera as the punches are loud and quick.
The two men rush into the counter, over the luggage barrier, then continue the fight behind. No AA employees are seen, but bystanders can be heard screaming.
A man finally raises his hands in surrender and the video ends.
“Now you’re sorry, now you’re sorry,” said a man nearby, then laughed.
âIt’s crazy,â says the original woman, who appears to be the one who shot the video.
A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department confirmed to the Miami Herald that there was an altercation at the airport on the evening of June 1. Officers from the MDPD airport district responded to the upper terminal, door no.5, with reference to a public brawl, he said. It means a brawl that disturbs the peace.
âUpon their arrival, the officers contacted both parties. The two sides did not cooperate, the two sides refused medical treatment and the two sides informed the officers that no altercation had taken place, âsaid spokesman Argemis Colome. âBoth parties voluntarily left the area.
Because people were not fighting when the police arrived, no arrests were made.
Under Florida law, public brawl is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison.
Fighting at airports and on planes has become more and more common now that people have resumed traveling and is part of a troubling national trend.
âAirports nationwide are facing an unprecedented increase in unruly passenger behavior this year,â said Lester Sola, director and CEO of Miami International Airport, in a statement last month, citing a FAA report.