A shocking story has emerged where a man who manages to bring brass knuckles with him to the airport is accused of attacking a police officer causing lacerations to the face which required stitches. The man had to be subdued through the help of bystanders and airport staff.
A North Dakota resident was arrested at the Bismarck Airport earlier this week after he suddenly attacked a police officer. According to an INFORUM news report, 34-year-old Christopher Fonseca, was reportedly harassing passengers in the Bismarck Airport security line when a police officer approached the man. After a brief discussion, Foneca suddenly began to attack the police officer with an unnamed weapon.
After a brief tussle, Fonseca was subdued but not without the assistance of bystanders and airport staff who jumped in to assist the officer. The unnamed police officer’s injuries, while not serious, did require stitches and both the officer and Fonseca were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
While the weapon has not yet been named, Fonesca was found to be in the possession of brass knuckles after being taken into custody.
What prompted the violent outburst remains unknown, but apparently, Fonseca was harassing passengers in the airport security line and police were contacted to verify if the man even had a ticket. While police were checking with airline staff, Fonseca left his belongings in the airport security line and headed for the bathrooms. When the police officer returned he escorted Fonseca back to his stuff and informed him that unless he was a ticketed passenger he would have to leave the airport.
It was at that point that Fonseca charged the officer striking him with the unnamed weapon in the face. According to a report from KFYRTV, Fonseca has been charged with aggravated assault and remains in custody at the Burleigh Morton County Detention Center.