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Yet Another Fight Caught on Camera at Miami

Yet Another Fight Caught on Camera at Miami
Joe Cortez

Miami International Airport is making headlines for airlines expanding flights out of the South Florida hub, and for the assaults caught on camera. In another video reportedly taken at the airport, two flyers are caught fighting at an American Airlines ticket counter – but no arrests were made.

Miami International Airport (MIA) can be described as a rapidly expanding air hub to the world, and as an unlikely center for fights. The Miami Herald reports a second assault was caught on tape and is now being circulated online as a viral video.

Second Fight Shows Two Combatants at Ticket Counter, but No Arrests Made

Video of the fight was shared online by filmmaker Billy Corben on Twitter. In the 34-second clip, two males are seen fighting in front of an American Airlines ticket counter, exchanging explicative words the entire time. The fight ultimately goes unto a luggage scale, before the two break it up. Although one person behind the desk is seen fleeing the area, it’s unclear if they were an American employee or an airport contractor.

The Miami-Dade Police Department told the newspaper that they responded to a report of a “public affray” at the upper terminal on June 1, 2021. When they arrived, they described both people as “uncooperative.” Both persons told police that “no altercation had occurred,” and refused treatment from on-site medical personnel. No arrests were made, and both people left the airport on their own volition.

The viral video marks the second time a fight has been recorded at the airport in less than three months. In April 2021, multiple flyers filmed a brawl breaking out at an American Airlines gate in MIA after a standby group was told they could not all be accommodated on a flight. This resulted in the arrest of Jameel Decquir, identified as one of the assailants that launched an attack on another group of flyers.

Fights Break Out as Flight Count Continues to Expand

Even thought the incidents are difficult to watch, it’s not giving airlines pause from expanding their flight options from the major airport. CNBC reports Spirit Airlines recently announced they would add 30 flights from MIA starting in October 2021 to destinations including New York, Cleveland, Denver and the Caribbean.

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9 Comments

  1. StrongEagle

    June 10, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Fights. Packed flights. Masks. Expensive rent cars. I think that I will just drive.

  2. johnrocker

    June 10, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Does anybody BUT me notice the common denominator in all of these airport fights?

  3. SamirD

    June 10, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Come visit Miami! Free boxing shows at the airport!

  4. Transpacificflyer

    June 11, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    Some airlines attract the classy demographic.

  5. holiosan

    June 14, 2021 at 7:27 am

    As per “Johnrocker”….I do see the common denominator: caucasian run corporate cutting flights, raising prices, underpaying employees and creating chaotic schedule changes which start to stress customers out.
    Why? What were you thinking?

  6. cmd320

    June 15, 2021 at 10:37 am

    Jerry! Jerry!

  7. cairns

    June 15, 2021 at 10:39 am

    johnrocker is right. I see the usual animals. The common denominator has nothing to do with caucasians. Besides, they’re increasing flights not cutting them, employees are being paid more just to encourage them to come back to work instead of sitting on the government dole and schedule changes aren’t an excuse for assault. But then then some blame anything but the rotting, violent culture that is responsible for this.

  8. closecover

    June 15, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    Why does the article refer multiple times to “both persons” when it appears that three people took part in this incident? The woman in the video may not have been a central part of the altercation, but she was definitely trying to throw punches at one of the two men.

  9. edgewood49

    June 16, 2021 at 7:47 am

    “Holisan” where did that come from? That comment is very telling about the subject matter,

    WOW

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