A Texas airline employee was suspended on Friday after being captured in a crazy viral video exchanging blows with a woman who started yelling racial and homophobic language at him.
At the beginning of the 90-second video, the unidentified Spirit Airlines representative can be seen standing close to the female passenger at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
The agent screams about her trying to touch him and getting in his face, and she appears to be trying to back away.
As a man tries to separate the two, the woman pushes the agent and calls him a “dumbass” N-word. She then stretches over and smacks him in the face with an overhand right.
Officials confirmed to WFAA that the video was incorrectly labeled as occurring on July 11, when it should have occurred on August 11. The cause of the brawl was not immediately clear.
Spirit Airlines confirmed Friday on Twitter that it was “aware of this altercation.”
“Our vendor at DFW has suspended the agent,” the company said.
“Spirit Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind, and we are working with local law enforcement to investigate this matter,” it said.
It was unclear whether the female passenger was being investigated as well, or whether any charges had been filed.