Spirit Airlines Fight :
Viral video of a fight at a Texas airport ended with an airline employee suspended, according to Spirit Airlines.
The fight took place Thursday, Aug. 11, at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Spirit Airlines said in an Aug. 12 statement to McClatchy News.
DTX tweeted a video of the fight that went viral over six million views in 24 hours.
In the video, the airline agent wearing a maroon shirt and a woman are heard yelling at each other.
“You have lost your mind, don’t touch me ever in your life,” the agent yells in the woman’s face. “You touched me first and then you got in my face. Don’t ever invade my personal space.”
The woman yells back, “Get out of my face, get out of my face!”
“Stay out of my personal space,” the agent says as the woman yells homophobic and racist slurs, pushing his chest.
A bystander intervenes, trying to separate the pair. The woman reaches around the bystander and swings at the man’s face.
She runs, tripping on a row of chairs, as the agent comes after her, also losing his balance and falling on top of her. As the two get up, the agent hits the woman on the back twice.
The woman runs off camera as more people including those who look like airport employees surround the agent.
He attempts to go after the woman again, but more people intervene, trying to break up the fight. “I’ll fight whoever!” the agent yells repeatedly, facing off with another bystander.
The video ends. Spirit Airlines told McClatchy News that the agent involved was employed by an airport vendor and has been suspended.
“Spirit Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind, and we are working with local law enforcement to investigate this matter,” the company said.
The video shows the date “7/11/22,” but Spirit Airlines confirmed the altercation took place on Aug. 11.
Suspended the employee after fight with female by Spirit Airlines:
“Our vendor at DFW has suspended the agent. Spirit Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind, and we are working with local law enforcement to investigate this matter,” the airline wrote in a statement.
Police investigation over Spirit Airlines Fight:
In the police report, Sullivan said Davis exited the jet bridge and started yelling at him, saying there was no seat for her on the plane.
He told her to get in line to speak to an agent, then took her boarding pass after she cut in line and became uncooperative, the report said.
Davis tried to grab her boarding pass back and Sullivan told police he pushed her back as she repeatedly advanced on him. He said he called police after she hit him on the head.
Davis told police that she “didn’t do anything” and Sullivan shoved her to the ground for no reason.
In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Davis said she was waiting at a counter for an agent to help someone else when Sullivan repeatedly asked her to pick her boarding pass up. He then tore the pass in half, she said.
She said the pair began arguing and Sullivan hit her in the head before the Twitter video began.
Davis said she went to the hospital after the incident with a fractured left leg, abrasions on her right leg and other minor injuries. Photographs in the police report show a large abrasion on her right leg and swelling on her left leg.
Sullivan could not be reached for comment on Friday.
Davis denied using a racial slur, noting that she is Black. She said her language was because she was in “defense mode” after Sullivan hit her.
“I have no issues with any type of community,” she said.
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