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Police taze ‘combative’ American Airlines passenger

According to NBC News, passenger Jacob Garcia was accused of inappropriately touching a woman repeatedly while the flight was still boarding.

When the manager attempted to move Garcia to another seat, he began screaming insults at the passenger and her boyfriend, police said.

A passenger onboard an American Airlines flight leaving Miami for Chicago on Sunday was arrested after he allegedly fought with another passenger before resisting arrest from several police officers. Upon being asked by crew members to leave the plane, Garcia reportedly refused, which prompted police offers to board the plane and subdue the man with a Taser. Subsequent uses of the taser allow the officers to place handcuffs on Garcia as they prepare to remove him from the aircraft.

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. A stun gun had little effect on him, possibly because it did not attach properly through his clothing, the arrest report said.

Video shot inside the terminal shows the man still arguing with officers as they load him onto a security golf cart.

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The flight crew then began deplaning the aircraft after Garcia refused to get off on his own. Officer Desroches slapped Garcia's hand away, and Garcia made a second reach that Desroches parried.

The statement says during that process, a physical altercation broke out between the two passengers.

The plane left an hour late.

Miami-Dade Police DepartmentGarcia was arrested on charges of battery, depriving an officer of his weapon, disorderly conduct, resisting an officer, and criminal mischief. "The same passenger was subsequently arrested by law enforcement", read a statement from American Airlines. The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 9:30 p.m. ET, departed at 10:34 p.m. ET with all remaining passengers.

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