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Passenger punch hits United Airlines employee through counter, NJ video shows


A passenger’s powerful punch knocked a United Airlines employee through the ticket window and bloodied his face at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey during an argument, shows a video.

” Do you want more ? He wants more,” the passenger can be heard shouting after the worker stood up during the nearly minute-long clip shared on Twitter capturing the couple fighting. We don’t know what the fight was about.

The ticketed passenger, identified as Brendan Langley, 27, of Georgia, was arrested after the May 19 incident resulted in the United Airlines customer service representative being sent to hospital, a a Port Authority media representative confirmed to McClatchy News in a statement. Port Authority oversees transportation in New Jersey and New York.

Previously, a verbal argument occurred and “during the dispute a fight ensued and the male passenger with a ticket punched the United representative. to the face causing a laceration above his left eye,” the statement read.

Langley, who is a professional football player and wide receiver for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, was charged with common assault, according to the Port Authority spokesperson.

The music video begins with the fight already in progress with the two men appearing to trade slaps in the face. Next, Langley is seen repeatedly punching the worker in the face as the employee raises his fists in apparent defense.

In the end, one of Langley’s punches sends the worker flying over the counter, causing his head to bleed, and he is seen hitting the ground, the video shows. Once the worker gets up, the clip ends with Langley appearing to walk away.

“United Airlines does not tolerate any form of violence at our airports or on board our aircraft and we are working with local authorities in their investigation of this matter,” an airline spokesperson said in a statement provided to McClatchy News. .

The employee has since been fired, the spokesperson said.

Newark Airport is approximately 13 miles west of New York

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