Posted on April 27, 2021

Standby Passengers at Center of Miami International Airport Brawl

CBS Miami, April 27, 2021

One person is charged with disorderly conduct following a brawl at Miami International Airport which was captured on video and has since gone viral.

Miami-Dade Police have identified him as Jameel Decquir, one of several people involved in the chaos on concourse D, gate 12, in the American Airlines terminal.

The passengers were waiting on their flight to Chicago when a group of people started fighting after being told there were just three standby seats available for their party of four.

A witness told there was some back and fourth with the agent and then the agent asked the next group of 3 if they wanted to go.

The first group of 4 at the counter and the next group of 3, exchanged some words which led to a push and that’s when the fists started to fly.


“There’s so much going on in the world today the last thing I want to do is see my brothers and sisters in an airport fighting, there is no reason to do that,” said passenger Latoya Sanchez. {snip}

Miami-Dade police say the victim did not want to press any charges. {snip}