VIDEO: Violent brawl erupts in Minneapolis airport

A video from the MSP airport shows travelers beating each other to the ground in a brawl that spilled into a security checkpoint.

Facebook and Instagram screenshots

Social media posts show a violent brawl involving at least seven people that erupted inside the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Footage of the incident was uploaded to Facebook and Instagram and seems to have occurred over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The footage posted to Facebook shows a group of men and women striking each other. One woman is pushed to the ground by two attackers who continue to assault her as she struggles to stand. Another woman appears to use a trash can lid as a weapon. A third wields a metal post as the fight spills into a closed security checkpoint.

The woman who posted the video said the fight carried on for “three rounds” before police arrived. Footage posted to Instagram shows authorities detaining at least three people.

Alpha News reached out to MSP Airport Police for more details, but did not receive a response as of publication.

This is not the only chaotic incident to transpire at the airport recently. Earlier this month, a man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill TSA agents. “This is a free country,” he said before swinging a line post at officers who shocked him with a stun gun, according to charges brought against the man. Shortly before his confrontation with TSA, he was reportedly seen headbutting TV screens, stripping naked and masturbating in the airport.

Meanwhile, the Federal Aviation Administration is cracking down on air travel disruptions. A woman was recently given a $32,000 fine for a fight she instigated on a flight from Austin to San Francisco because she didn’t want to wear her seatbelt. Dozens of others have been fined up to $35,000 because they didn’t wear masks.


Kyle Hooten

Kyle Hooten is Managing Editor of Alpha News. His coverage of Minneapolis has been featured on television shows like Tucker Carlson Tonight and in print media outlets like the Wall Street Journal.