Military veteran’s violent outburst at Miami airport goes viral

Passengers and staff at the Miami International Airport found themselves in a difficult situation recently when a rowdy passenger erupted into a physical altercation. A video of the man at the American Airlines terminal,  aggressively yelling and hurling abuses, has gone viral on social media.

In the 1-minute clip, which has garnered over 6 million views, the person goes on to scream at the staff, knock down barricades and even throw things around, scaring those around him.  “Where’s the police?” a person can be heard saying in the video. “Meanwhile in MIA last night,” tweeted user @ONLYinDADE while sharing the clip.

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After several videos of the man were shared on social media, the Miami-Dade Police Department responded to the incident. In a tweet, they wrote that the man in question was a “military veteran in crisis”.

“Our Airport District officers immediately responded to the call by airport staff and transported him to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. The MDPD is committed to the safety of all our residents and visitors.”

Since being shared online, the clip has triggered several reactions online, with many expressing shock over the incident.