THIS is the shocking moment a mass brawl broke out at an airport as travellers threw punches and yanked on each other’s hair.
The footage was captured at a baggage claim inside Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday night.
The huge fight took place inside Chicago O’Hare International Airport[/caption]
One woman was spotted yanking another woman’s hair while she was on the floor[/caption]
Red braids and other personal belongings were seen scattered across the floor[/caption]
The wild video has now made its rounds on social media and shows the huge fight that broke out between around a dozen people.
People in the Chicago airport’s Terminal 3 can be seen yanking hair, throwing punches and jumping on the backs of other travellers.
The chaos was reportedly sparked by an argument between some passengers at around 11pm.
Violent scenes show the big group of travellers pushing each other to the ground and red braids from one woman’s hair can be spotted on the floor after she manages to gets up.
A group of men then jumped onto the baggage carousel where they punched and kicked each other while the others tackled one another to the ground.
As the drama erupted, two men were spotted fighting on the carousel, with one being punched in the face on the luggage belt before he was brutally kicked in the head.
A woman can be seen using her headphones as a weapon before she gets thrown to the floor by a man who then begins swinging punches at her.
The footage also shows a woman being pinned to the ground by her hair along with two other women as several personal belongings lay scattered on the airport floor.
Shoes and travel pillows can be seen on the ground while the angry passengers tread all over them as they continue to batter each other.
Horrified onlookers can be heard yelling for security and for the others to stop fighting as the travellers became more violent.
At least three people in the video are seen to physically try and separate the crowd while others shout for airport staff to intervene.
Another woman who was involved in the scrap attempted to hit another person with what seems to be a shoe before a man punched her directly in the face, which sent her flying to the floor.
Chicago police confirmed in a statement that a man and woman were arrested and charged in connection with the huge fight.
Cops arrested Christopher Hampton, 18, from Maywood, Illinois, and Tembra Hicks, 20, from Carol Stream, Illinois, for allegedly punching a 24-year-old woman.
Chicago Police said: “A verbal dispute while deplaning escalated in the lower level of terminal 3 when a 24-year-old female victim was punched by two offenders.
“The offenders were placed into custody and charged accordingly.”
A statement from O’Hare International Airport said: “Safety and security are always the top priorities of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
“We work closely with all of our federal partners present at O’Hare and Midway International Airports and the Chicago Police Department to ensure that everyone is safe when they are in our facilities.
“The CDA also ensures that its airline partners have clear lines of communication to public safety resources for occurrences within their leased areas.”
The footage was posted on Twitter by 16th and 17th District Chicago Police Scanner and has racked up a mega 671.2k views.
Viewers flocked to the comment section to leave their thoughts on the shocking brawl.
One wrote: “How does it keep getting worse?”
Another said: “Yep no flying anywhere for me”.
One more added: “Uhhh this is an airport… where are the cops ?!?”
This comes after one man knocked out two airport workers when the drama erupted at Bristol Airport.
Eleven men were also charged in 2021 after a mass brawl broke out between passengers at Luton Airport, leaving three seriously injured and 17 arrested.
A group of men began battering each other on the luggage belt[/caption]