American Airlines passenger tased after argument

Gladys Abbott
April 24, 2018

When Garcia was carried by law enforcement officers from the aircraft other passengers clapped and cheered.

An argument broke out and the plane's crew asked all passengers to disembark from the plane until things were sorted out, but Garcia refused to go, and police were called in.

He said staff moved the man away from the couple but he then "started making louder racial slurs to the flight attendant and others".

ABC 7 Chicago added that the incident caused the American Airlines flight to be delayed for about one hour.

But Garcia resisted and one of the officers told him: "Do not fight".

Police arrived after Garcia refused to leave when asked, the station reported, and American Airlines said he was eventually arrested.

According to a report from ABC 7 Chicago, a witness was able to capture the incident on video, where a man identified as 28-year-old Chicago resident Jacob Garcia got into an altercation with another passenger.

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Garcia continued to yell and ask why he was being removed, and after the three officers got him under control, he was removed.

A voice off camera responds: "Well, you assaulted a woman, for one". Llerena said that during the struggle with officers, Garcia attempted to reach for one of the officer's gun but was unable to remove it from the holster.

Garcia was arrested on charges of battery, depriving an officer of his weapon, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and criminal mischief.

"The gang cheers after they drove him away".

After Garcia was removed from the airport, he allegedly tried to grab the handgun of an officer and attempted to kick out the window of a police auto. He then calls the cop a "baby" and tries to grab the taser from his hands before succumbing to its effects. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 9:30 p.m. ET, departed at 10:34 p.m. ET with all remaining passengers. "We thank our crews and airport customer service team for their excellent work in this situation", American Airlines said in a statement.

A spokesperson for the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center confirmed to PEOPLE Garcia is being held on a $6,000 bond and does not now have a court date scheduled.

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