Standby Passengers At Center Of Miami International Airport Brawl – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A person is charged with disorderly behavior following a video-taped brawl at Miami International Airport that has since gone viral.
The Miami-Dade police identified him as Jameel Decquir, one of several people involved in the chaos in Concourse D, Gate 12, in the American Airlines terminal.
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Passengers were waiting for their flight to Chicago when a group of people began fighting after being told that only three standby seats were available for their party of four.
A witness told CBSMiami.com that there were some back and forth with the agent, and then the agent asked the next group of three if they wanted to leave.
The first group of 4 at the counter and the next group of 3 exchanged a few words that led to a bump, and then the fists began to fly.
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Everyone involved in the fight was ready to board the flight.
The video posted on social media shows the hand-to-hand combat and people trying to stop it after it spreads to two locations.
A fight took place next to the check-in counter where a man was repeatedly hit and kicked by at least three people.
If the camera pans to the right, you can see several other people punching and kicking next to a row of seats.
You hear witnesses say, “Guys, stop it. Guys, stop it, you’re going to kill him (explicitly) ”while others go for“ Safety! “Scream.
You hear a woman say, “Stop it, you’re going to get in trouble.”
“Part of me is a little bit unsurprising that people are like this, it seems like there is crazier and crazier stuff going on on the news so it’s like it’s almost become a new normal, honestly”, said passenger Stefano Paparella.
“There is so much going on in the world today. The last thing I want to do is see my brothers and sisters fight in an airport. There is no need to do this,” said passenger Latoya Sanchez. “We’ve been through so much in the past two years, from COVID to social injustice. We have been doing this for a long time. It’s embarrassing.”
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Miami-Dade police say the victim did not want to bring charges. He was treated on the spot and released.