- A video showed a man attacking staff at Miami International Airport on Friday night.
- Miami-Dade Police said the man was a veteran in crisis.
- He was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
A man was apprehended after being detained following an attack on staff at Miami International Airport, the Miami-Dade Police Department said.
Video of a man violently yelling at staff, knocking down barricades, and getting into physical altercations with multiple people at a gate was posted to social media on Friday night.
WPLG reported the incident took place at the American Airlines gate in Terminal D. Witnesses told the outlet they believed the man was intoxicated.
American Airlines did not respond to Insider’s email request for comment but told WPLG: “When traveling with us, we expect all customers to follow our policies and we will not tolerate violence of any kind toward our team members. We thank our MIA team for their quick action and professionalism to ensure the safety of our customers and fellow team members.”
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Miami International Airport said police responded and apprehended the man seen in the videos. MDPD later said the man was a “military veteran in crisis” and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The Federal Aviation Administration has reported 3,988 unruly passenger reports so far this year.
MDPD and Miami International Airport did not respond to Insider’s request for comment at the time of publication.