On Sunday night, the Miami police used a taser on and dragged an unruly passenger off an American Airlines flight. The 28-year-old man, reportedly got into a physical fight with another traveler.
American Airlines confirmed that three passengers on the aircraft bound to Chicago got into a “disagreement”. The airliner also said that the flight 2446 was at the gate when the “instigating” traveler was asked to deplane.
When the crew started deplaning despite the passenger’s opposition, a physical fight occurred between him and another man. Other passengers filmed the incident. In the videos, the unruly passenger is clearly combative toward crew members as well.
The Miami-Dade police quickly responded, and tasered and arrested him. He was identified as Jacob Garcia.
Other passengers said the man started the fight, but he was moved to another seat by flight attendants. He also launched racial slurs toward a couple on the plane.
Man Resisted Arrest
The police said the man repeatedly hit on a woman and insulted and yelled at her and her boyfriend on the plane. The crew immediately moved him to another seat.
One of the videos shows the man asking why he was being deplaned, even though other passengers had asked for him to be forced out of the flight.
What is the reason? Why are you removing me from this plane?
Garcia asked the police officers that removed him from the aircraft.
The police confirmed that they had to use a Taser on the man several times as he refused to deplane. He was eventually dragged off the American Airlines flight, but even though he collapsed to the ground, he continued resisting the officers.
In the police car, the man allegedly reached for a handgun and damaged the driver’s side rear window.
The American Airlines plane took off an hour late because of the incident.
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