Spirit Airlines employee suspended after fighting woman in viral video

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Spirit Airlines announced Friday that it has suspended a customer service agent caught in a viral video fighting a woman at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and then getting in the face of a male bystander who tried to break up the chaos.

The incident reportedly happened on Thursday and has garnered nearly 6 million views on Twitter.

“We are aware of this altercation. Our supplier at DFW has suspended the agent,” the airline said in a statement. “Spirit Airlines does not condone violence of any kind and we are working with local law enforcement to investigate this matter.”

The video begins with the employee, who is wearing a Spirit Airlines key around his neck, confronting an unidentified woman, warning her: “Don’t ever touch me in your life, you touch me first and then you got in my face. Don’t to ever invade my personal space.”

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Spirit Airlines says it has suspended the worker and is cooperating with local law enforcement in an investigation.

Spirit Airlines says it has suspended the worker and is cooperating with local law enforcement in an investigation.
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It was not immediately clear what triggered the tension.

The woman then yells “get out of my face!”, calls the employee a homophobic slur and tries to push the employee away, prompting him to again tell her to “get out of my personal space.”

A male bystander then got in between the two hoping to defuse the situation, but the woman reaches around him and hits the employee in the side of the head as he is restrained by the man.

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Passengers check in at the Spirit Airlines counter at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Passengers check in at the Spirit Airlines counter at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 7, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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The employee then takes off after the woman, knocking her to the ground and hitting her in the head himself, as a crowd starts shouting for the couple to break it up.

“Everyone, back up from me!” the employee screams as several individuals confront him. “This b—- put her hands on me!”

As the employee begins to pursue the woman again, another bystander gets in front of him and tells him “don’t fight the woman.”

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“Let me tell you something, I’ll fight anyone,” the worker is heard telling him, inches from his face.

“Put your hands on me… beat your b—- a– out,” replies the bystander, who appears to lose his cool as the footage ends.

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