"American began the process of deplaning the entire aircraft. During that process, a physical altercation between the same two passengers took place. Once law enforcement was on the aircraft, the passenger then became combative with the officers from the Miami-Dade Police Department," American Airlines said in a statement.
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In a video taken by another passenger, which has been verified by American Airlines, Garcia is seen being held back by three police officers while asking, "What is the reason you're removing me from this plane?"
A voice from behind the camera say, "Well, you just assaulted a lady, for one."
One officer in the video struggles with Garcia, gripping him around the neck, in an attempt to control him while two other officers work on cuffing him.
It appears only one cuff is on Garcia's hand and he continues to struggle with the police, as one officer warns "don't fight me."
Garcia continues to resist as the officer who warned Garcia reaches for a taser on his belt. A voice behind the camera warns those in the area to back up.
The taser doesn't appear to affect Garcia — at first — who calls the officer "a baby" and tried to grab the device out of the officers hand. Eventually, the taser does appear effective and officers were able to take Garcia into custody.