Police officer tasers two men fighting and hurling profanities at Atlanta airport TSA checkpoint


Shocking moment police officer tasers two men fighting and yelling profanities at Atlanta airport TSA checkpoint

  • Melee broke out at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport Tuesday morning 
  • Police say three men got into a fight with a stranger who chided them for disrespecting a TSA worker 
  • Officer arrived and deployed a Taser on two of the suspects, causing one of them to collapse, as seen in viral video 
  • Third suspect surrendered without use of force  
  • Kobe Dorsey and Kaleb Johnson, both aged 19, and 17-year-old Jayden Dorsey, were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct 

A wild brawl erupted at a TSA checkpoint at Atlanta’s main airport on Tuesday, and culminated with a police officer using a stun gun on two men, one of whom was seen in a viral video collapsing to the floor. 

According to the Atlanta Police Department, at around 7.30am on Tuesday they got a report about a dispute at a TSA entry point at Hartsfield Jackson Airport.

It was determined that three young men, aged between 17 and 19, were trying to enter the TSA checkpoint, but one of them did not have identification. 

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A melee broke out at Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport on Tuesday morning

The incident culminated in two men being tasered by police

A melee broke out at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport on Tuesday morning and resulted in two men being tasered by police

An Atlanta police officer is seen standing above a suspect lying prostrate on the floor after being hit with a stun gun

An Atlanta police officer is seen standing above a suspect lying prostrate on the floor after being hit with a stun gun  

Police say three men got into a fight with a stranger who chided them for disrespecting a TSA worker at a checkpoint

Police say three men got into a fight with a stranger who chided them for disrespecting a TSA worker at a checkpoint 

The trio of travelers were said to have gotten into a verbal dispute with a TSA worker, and were described by witnesses as being ‘disruptive.’ 

Police said when a bystander criticized the suspects for speaking disrespectfully to the TSA staffer, a physical altercation broke out. 

At least two of the suspects attacked the stranger who admonished them, and police were called to the scene to break up the fight. 

Video that was shared on social media showed men throwing punches and hurling profanities at a TSA entry point

Video that was shared on social media showed men throwing punches and hurling profanities at a TSA entry point

An officer who was called to the scene deployed his stun gun against two of the suspects

An officer who was called to the scene deployed his stun gun against two of the suspects

The cop yelled at the men to stay down while training his Taser on them

The cop yelled at the men to stay down while training his Taser on them 

Video shot by an eyewitness and posted on World Star Hip Hop shows a uniformed officer deploying his Taser against two of the brawlers, one of whom – a man in a red sweatshirt – goes down hard and remains prostrate on the floor. 

His companion in a white tank top attempts to get up, but the officer, with his yellow stun gun still trained on him, orders the man to ‘stay down.’ 

When the man again tries to pull himself up, the cop reactivates his Taser and yells while standing over him: ‘Hey, shut up! I’ll light your a** up again!’

The third suspect in the fight surrendered without force.

One of the suspects went down hard and remained prostrate on the floor, but he was reportedly not hurt

One of the suspects went down hard and remained prostrate on the floor, but he was reportedly not hurt  

The trio, identified as Kobe Dorsey and Kaleb Johnson, both aged 19, and 17-year-old Jayden Dorsey, were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. They have since been released. 

No injuries were reported in connection with the melee and airport operations were uninterrupted.  

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