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WATCH: Maskless Military Veteran Loses Cool, Hurls ‘N-Word’ at Miami Airport Staff

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Last Updated: August 30, 2021, 15:03 IST

Police eventually apprehended and detained the man. Later, the authorities informed WPLG that he was taken to a treatment. ( Credits: Twitter)

Police eventually apprehended and detained the man. Later, the authorities informed WPLG that he was taken to a treatment. ( Credits: Twitter)

The Miami-Dade Police Department reacted to the incident after multiple videos of the man were circulated on social media. They stated in a tweet that the guy in issue was a military veteran in crisis

On Friday night, at the American Airlines terminal, a person described as a “veteran in crisis” was seen on camera screaming the n-word at employees of Miami Airport staff before hurling a hefty metal pole at them during a meltdown. The unnamed guy, who according to the WPLG report was intoxicated, could be seen screaming and yelling at the airport’s American Airlines Terminal before abruptly picking up a metal pole used as a line barrier and hurling it at airport personnel nearby.

https://twitter.com/ONLYinDADE/status/1431629010669293572

Police eventually apprehended and detained the man. Later, the authorities informed WPLG that he was taken to a treatment centre because he seemed to be in a mental health crisis.

He was also caught on camera kicking a wet floor sign, and the altercation is alleged to have started after he walked into a woman’s lavatory to confront his partner. The man’s fury is reported to have flared when he was denied access to his flight a few moments later.

The one minute clip has garnered over 10.1 million views on Twitter since the time it was posted. Several others captured the incident on their mobile phones, providing diverse perspectives on the occurrence.

https://twitter.com/BIGKAPOH/status/1431712571938250758

According to several reports, witnesses claimed to have seen the man on a gurney just outside of the airport, surrounded by police. While the incident occurred in Terminal D, officials claimed they apprehended the suspect near the baggage claim.

The Miami-Dade Police Department reacted to the incident after multiple videos of the man were circulated on social media. They stated in a tweet that the guy in issue was a military veteran in crisis. They said that the Airport District police reacted quickly to the airport staff’s request and took the man to a local hospital for care and examination.

https://twitter.com/MiamiDadePD/status/1431787098089136128

American Airlines stated in a statement that all passengers are required to respect the regulations. “We will not accept any form of violence towards our team members,” the statement added.

So far this year, the Federal Aviation Administration has received 3,988 reports of disruptive passengers.

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first published:August 30, 2021, 15:03 IST
last updated:August 30, 2021, 15:03 IST