Miami International Airport passengers and staff recently found themselves in a difficult situation when a rowdy passenger erupted into a physical altercation. A video of the man at the American Airlines terminal screaming aggressively and spouting abuse has gone viral on social media.
In the one-minute clip, which has garnered over 6 million views, the person continues to yell at staff, knock down barricades and even throw things, scaring those around him. ” Where is the police ? One person can be heard saying in the video. “Meanwhile in MIA last night,” user @ONLYinDADE tweeted while sharing the clip.
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– ONLY at DADE (@ONLYinDADE) August 28, 2021
– Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) August 28, 2021
After several videos of the man were shared on social media, the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the incident. In a tweet, they wrote that the man in question was a “military veteran in crisis”.
“Our airport district officers immediately responded to the call from the airport staff and transported him to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. The MDPD is committed to ensuring the safety of all our residents and visitors.
This incident involved a military veteran in crisis. Our airport district officers immediately responded to the call from the airport staff and transported him to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. The MDPD is committed to ensuring the safety of all our residents and visitors.
– Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) August 29, 2021
Since being shared online, the clip has sparked several reactions online, with many expressing shock at the incident.
Has he been arrested? If not why ?!
– SoNotTrumpEVERAGAIN, PhD🤔 (@kcmohondro) August 28, 2021
I need to know how it happened and that this person will face serious charges and be placed on the no-fly list. anyone with any information please comment
– Maura (@MauraLSinclair) August 28, 2021
Why did security take so long to get there? Why do they all have such anger problems?
– Animal of politics (@ PoliticalAnim13) August 28, 2021
There have been several in the last few months at MIA and the most frightening is the complete lack of timely police response.
– Shaysh (@ Shaysh305) August 28, 2021