Video captures wild brawl at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, leading to 2 arrests
Two people have been arrested after video emerged of a wild fight that broke out this week in Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Viral footage circulating on Twitter showed at least six men and women exchanging blows near one of the terminals’ baggage claim areas.
“A verbal argument during disembarkation escalated on the lower level of Terminal 3 when a 24-year-old female victim was struck by two assailants,” the Chicago Police Department said in a statement to Fox News Digital. .
At one point, two women are seen lying on the ground, grabbing each other’s hair.
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After getting up and separating, one of the women appeared to be attacked from behind by another woman holding an unidentified object.
A man then rushed at the attacker and threw her to the ground.
“Hey, hey bro! a passerby was heard shouting as another man appeared to punch the woman in the head.
The cause of the violent fight was not immediately clear.
Other passers-by could be heard saying, “Where’s the safety” and “Stop!”
Police have since arrested Christopher Hampton, 18, of Maywood, Illinois, and Tembra Hicks, 20, of Carol Stream, Illinois.
The two individuals face one count of misdemeanor battery.
“Safety and security are always top priorities for the Chicago Department of Aviation,” the airport operator told Fox32 Chicago. “We are working closely with all of our federal partners at O’Hare and Midway International Airports and with the Chicago Police Department to ensure the safety of everyone while at our facilities.”
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The Chicago Aviation Department did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from Fox News Digital.
Earlier this month, a woman claiming to be pregnant allegedly attacked a Spirit Airlines employee at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – after a few too many drinks – according to police documents.
That Maria Scott, 29, is facing disorderly conduct charges in connection with the scuffle, which broke out after airline workers hijacked her from gate D2.
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Before part of the melee was filmed, she allegedly told the victim she was from “West Philly” and was going to “beat our a–“, employees told police.
The clip, shared on Twitter, shows one woman punching and tackling another into a barrier as onlookers shout, “Stop!” Two men attempted to pull them apart before the video ended, but the police report says it actually took four bystanders to pull them apart.
Fox News’ Emmett Jones and Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.