Spirit Airlines Passengers Arrested After Airport Brawl Breaks Following Canceled Flights (VIDEO)
Florida – A huge airport brawl broke out at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport Monday night after Spirit Airlines canceled 9 flights. Passengers apparently couldn’t contain their anger and subsequently were arrested.
Fox News reports:
Fisticuffs involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport Monday night following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights.
Authorities said several people were taken into custody at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after nine flights were canceled, leading to long lines and bubbling tempers, WSVN reported.
Paul Smith, a passenger at the airport, told WSVN that tensions escalated quickly.
“All of a sudden, one particular flight got canceled, and a mob ensued up here at the front counter, in front of everyone else who had been waiting in line,” he said.
“At that point, the ticket agents couldn’t handle what was going on, so they called in for the police,” added another passenger.
Jose L. Rodriguez captured footage of the incident for Twitter, saying some of the passengers were upset because they were bound for a graduation ceremony, which they would miss due to the canceled flight.
A representative for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WPEC-TV that at least three people had been arrested, and one other person detained.
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