Multiple concurrent fights broke in Terminal 2 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport over Thanksgiving weekend, with chairs and stanchions used to inflict maximum damage.
MSP Airport Fight Club: Post-Flight Brawls Get Nasty
Video posted to Facebook shows a group (or several groups) of travelers travelers hurling firsts at one another in MSP Terminal 2. The fight takes a turn for the worse when it pivots to the security checkpoint area and one traveler grabs a stanchion while another grabs a chair.
MSP spokesperson Patrick Hogan noted the fight involved several people and “some of the individuals threw stanchions and broke chairs.”
While it is not clear what airline the group was flying, MSP Terminal 2 is home for the following airlines:
- Sun Country
Comments on Facebook suggested the fight went on for several minutes and in several stages before the police finally arrived to break it up. Police made no arrests, but Hogan noted the police will be checking surveillance footage and may bring charges at a later time.
Per the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
Bloomington police responded to the Terminal 2 baggage claim to “keep the peace” as airport police broke up the fight in the gate area and directed those involved to retrieve their luggage.
“The focus at the time was on restoring peace and getting everyone safely to ground transportation and away from the airport,” Hogan said.
Paramedics were also called, though no one sustained injuries serious enough to require hospitalization.
Miraculously, like professional wrestling, no appeared to be actually injured. As to what prompted this fight, we can only guess, though I’d imagine a full flight with cramped legroom and no service on a budget carrier could trigger such a response.
When it comes to airport fighting, Minneapolis is giving Miami a run for the money…
(H/T: View From The Wing)