This is certainly not the usual sight witnessed in an airport’s baggage claim area.
Instead of bags going around the carousel, travelers at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) were shocked to witness a large-scale break out in one of the airport’s baggage claim areas on May 22, 2023.
The chaotic scene was caught on video and has since been uploaded to various social media channels.
“A verbal dispute while deplaning escalated in the lower level of terminal 3 when a 24-year-old female victim was punched by two offenders,” Chicago Police said in a statement published by various US media outlets.
The offenders have since been placed into custody and charged.
It has not been confirmed which flight or airline the group came from.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Department of Aviation issued a statement saying: “Safety and security are always the top priorities of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).”
“We work closely with all of our federal partners present at O’Hare and Midway International Airports and the Chicago Police Department to ensure that everyone is safe when they are in our facilities.The CDA also ensures that its airline partners have clear lines of communication to public safety resources for occurrences within their leased areas,” the department said.