A man stunned onlookers at the airport earlier this week when he coldcocked an airline employee in the gate area of the airport. The violent encounter was captured on a now-viral video.
Various reports have emerged including a video that shows an irate man slugging an airline employee in the gate area of Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport. The encounter, which occurred at Terminal C in the large airport, stuns the onlooking crowd as the man winds up and launches a violent punch at a staff member.
Fox 5, a local news station, shared video of the incident which is hard to watch as the irate passenger takes a violent swing at a male employee of Southwest Airlines. During the encounter, several female employees from Southwest Airlines intervene attempting to calm the irate man before further violence ensues.
While it’s unknown what caused the man to become so irate the aggressive and violent display is shocking and is yet another sad entry in the happens-far-too-often annals of travel-related incidents during the pandemic-era.
According to the Fox 5 report, the women were successful in calming the man down until local airport police arrived. The man was not named publicly and no word of pending charges was known at the time of publishing.
As more information becomes available we will update this article.
What was Will Smith doing in Atlanta???
Yes this guy gets thrown in jail as he should while will smith goes and parties with an Oscar in hand after assaulting
a wonderful talented comedian whose job it is to make others laugh by taking risks
I regret that Will Smith wasn’t handcuffed and removed from the event and banned
Imagine if he wasn’t famous where he would be now
Rock did not press charges. SWA did. Your posting is moot.
Exactly why a NATIONAL DO NOT FLY LIST shared amongst EVERY AIRLINE must be enacted! Want to act a fool and can’t control yourself? You’re now religated to driving your own car.
You all defunded there police so what kind of fast response you looking for ??? Call a frickin social worker next time!!!!
Well, I am not going to blame this on the pandemic; people were acting fools long before the pandemic. Defunding the police will impact the police presence and now people want them to magically appear. If there are less of them, and you video and throw stuff at them, they won’t come quickly or do anything if they show up. Obviously, this man should go to jail for assault, as should Will Smith (both instances unprovoked) and maybe people will start to learn to stop being stupid.