At least one arrest has been made in the United States following the capture of a wild airport brawl on camera.
While passengers waited at the Miami International Airport’s terminal gates on Sunday (local time), a brawl broke out between travellers vying for “standby” seats on a plane.
Billy Corben, a documentary filmmaker based in Miami, shared a video of the brawl on social media, showing several men and women punching and kicking fellow passengers while other passengers looked on in horror.
The clip lasts more than 90 seconds, during which onlookers summon security and yell at those involved to cease and desist.
“Put an end to it! You’re going to murder him, “At one point, a person can be heard yelling as a man is repeatedly punched on the ground.
Separately, a nearby man dressed as a pilot can be seen casually filming the brawl on his phone in the background in a separate video posted online.
Mr Corben shared an arrest affidavit from Miami police against a man involved in the fight on Tuesday.
“The incident began when a gate agent informed defendants that there were insufficient standby seats on a flight to Chicago; victims declined to pursue additional charges,” he explained.
Jameel Tremain Decquir, 20, of Illinois, was arrested for disorderly conduct, according to the report.
According to the affidavit, the flight attendant informed both groups that there were only three available standby seats and offered them the option of leaving one person behind or taking a separate flight.
“For unknown reasons, defendants and co-defendants engaged in a physical altercation,” the affidavit stated.
According to NBC Miami, police were also looking for three additional men believed to have been involved in the fight.
The clip – one of several available online – has garnered over 4.2 million views on Twitter.
- Miami International Airport Brawl: Twitter/Tommy in Hialeah