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Drunk man gets pepper-sprayed after altercation with JetBlue staff, Orlando airport police

A Utah man was pepper-sprayed and arrested Sunday evening at Orlando International Airport after an altercation with a JetBlue employee. The video of his arrest has since gone viral.

According to reports from ABC affiliate WFTV 9 and Spectrum News 13, it all began when Brandon Strong, 45, became agitated when his flight to Salt Lake City was delayed nearly two hours and he began harassing a female passenger nearby. When the plane arrived, he was denied boarding privileges by the JetBlue gate agent because of his behavior.

Strong swore at and tried to grab the female crew member, who restrained him with the help of other passengers. She later indicated in the police report that she intends to press charges.

When Officer Jason Hajek of the Orlando Police Department’s airport division arrived at the gate, JetBlue staffers had swarmed the scene and multiple passengers told him they’d seen Strong fight a JetBlue employee.

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