An unruly passenger was shot with a stun gun, arrested and forcibly removed from a flight Sunday evening in an incident fellow passengers caught on video.
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Video posted on Twitter taken by a fellow flyer shows a male passenger, identified by authorities as Jacob Garcia of Chicago, Illinois, getting held down and Tasered several times by three Miami-Dade police officers. Garcia asks why he is getting removed from the plane, and an officer responds, “You just assaulted a lady.”
According to an American Airlines statement obtained by ABC News, the incident started with a disagreement between two passengers. Garcia was allegedly asked by the crew to deplane but refused. Police officers were called onto the plane.
“Once law enforcement was on the aircraft, the passenger then became combative with the officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department. The same passenger was subsequently arrested by law enforcement,” according to a statement from the airline.
All other passengers remained on the plane.
The flight departed an hour later than scheduled, and successfully reached its destination at Chicago’s O’Hare airport early Monday morning.
ABC News’ Becky Perlow and Chad Murray contributed to this report.