A battle at a United Airlines ticketing desk left a employee bleeding and the assailant – a former NFL participant – arrested by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police.
A viral video from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) depicts the newest episode in a disturbing development of airline employees getting assaulted by the general public.
Denver NBC affiliate KUSA studies 27-year-old Brendan Langley was arrested by Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police on accusations of combating with a United Ground Express employee on the ticketing desk.
Video Depicts Words Exchanged, Before Fists Fly Injuring Employee
In the one-minute viral video shared on Twitter over the weekend of May 20, 2022, a person is seen arguing with a uniformed United worker. After some phrases have been exchanged, the presumed flyer begins swinging fists, finally touchdown blows and pulling down the United employee. A girl within the background could be heard screaming on the males to cease combating.
This reveals it earlier on however doesn’t assist clarify a lot.pic.twitter.com/Hz5KDBaJME
— Jack Posomeoff (@tigermelons) May 23, 2022
According to KUSA, Langley was later recognized because the particular person within the video and arrested by police for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He presently performs within the Canadian Football League, after spending two seasons within the NFL with the Denver Broncos. Langley was later launched, and it’s unclear if a courtroom date was set to reply for the allegations.
On Twitter, Langley recognized himself as the person concerned within the battle after re-tweeting a hyperlink to a TMZ story, however claimed he was the wronged occasion. In his personal protection, the soccer broad receiver stated: “every angle shows me walking away,” accusing the worker of following him throughout the ticketing degree “just to cause me bodily harm.”
its loopy how u can get assaulted by an precise airline worker and defend urself, however media will run the narrative that they need to… that is the issue in our society right this moment smh dont imagine all the things u learn! @TMZ tbh that is shitty of yall. taking one other mans ache as a joke https://t.co/oIiwiOtL70
— 🥈🥇 (@trllang) May 23, 2022
In a press release to FlyerTalk, United confirmed that the uniformed particular person labored for United Ground Express however was fired after the video went viral.
“United Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind at our airports or on board our planes and we are working with local authorities in their investigation of this matter,” a spokesperson for United instructed FlyerTalk. “United Ground Express informed us that the employee has been terminated.”
Fight Latest Trending Video Showing Airport Violence
The video is the newest depiction of fights on the airport, following a spike in violence over the previous yr. In August 2021, a flyer caught two passengers brawling throughout deplaning after an argument turned violent on the plane. In April 2021, a bunch of flyers launched an assault on American Airlines employees when there weren’t sufficient standby seats to accommodate all of them on a flight.