VIDEO: Traveler Takes On 10 TSA Agents In Brawl After Charging Checkpoint
Phoenix, AZ – Security cameras captured the moment that a traveler barged through an airport security checkpoint while shoving and punching Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents (video below).
The unprovoked attack took place at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s D security checkpoint at approximately 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, The Arizona Republic reported.
The City of Phoenix Aviation Department released a six-second clip of the incident on Friday.
The video showed 19-year-old Tyrese Roshawn Garner as he rushed through the metal detector and shoved one TSA agent to the ground.
He then charged at a group of agents standing nearby, punching at least four more of them in the process, according to court documents.
Investigators believe that Garner may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the brazen assault.
The agents managed to tackle Garner to the ground, and held him down until police arrived, The Arizona Republic reported.
But even after officers arrived at the scene, the suspect continued to writhe and kick, and attempted to wrestle out of the officers’ grasp, according to court records.
Police tackled Garner to the ground yet again, and kept him subdued until firefighters arrived with a gurney.
Garner was then secured to the gurney and carried out of the airport to a waiting patrol vehicle.
He has been charged with felony counts of resisting arrest and criminal trespassing, as well as five misdemeanor counts of assault, according to ABC News.
One of the injured agents was transported to a local hospital for treatment, and the other four injured agents were taken to an urgent care clinic, the TSA said.
They have all been released to recover at home.
“This unprovoked and brazen physical attack against our TSOs is unacceptable," the TSA said in a statement to FOX News. "We are grateful for our committed workforce and for the role they play in protecting the traveling public every day. We continue to monitor the safety and health of the TSOs involved in this incident and will cooperate fully with the ongoing investigation.”
You can watch footage of the violent altercation in the video below: