Monday evening was a really rough week start for security officers down at Miami’s airport.
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The incident couldn’t be solved just on the security level, so Miami PD was called after a fight broke out in front of the H8 gate over a delayed flight.
The mob surrounded an officer who had an unruly traveler in a hold.
Luckily, he was able to break away from the mob, brandishing a pistol to make them stay away and back off.
Two men were taken into custody after the incident was luckily solved without victims and serious consequences.
Here’s more from the CBS Miami report:
“Two people are in custody after a brawl broke out at Miami International Airport Monday evening.
According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, officers were called out to gate H8 at around 6:35 p.m. after an airport employee reported a disturbance stemming from a delayed charter flight.
Responding officers then found an unruly passenger had allegedly taken the keys to an airport transport golf cart, refusing to let the employee to leave.”
Miami International Airport Director and CEO Ralph Cutié released the following statement:
“Like airports across the country, 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. Disruptive passengers face police arrest, civil penalties up to $37,000, being banned from flying, and potential federal prosecution. We have worked so hard to rebound from the pandemic and make traveling safe again, so we can visit our loved ones. Please travel responsibly by getting to the airport extra early, being patient, complying with the federal mask law and airport staff, limiting your alcohol consumption, and notifying police at the first sign of bad behavior by calling 911.”
Video taken by traveler Mike Majlak captured a large crowd surrounding one of the officers, who had someone in a hold.