A man pushed his way past security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and ran into a terminal on Wednesday but was subdued by police with a Taser.
The suspect was at a Terminal 6 security checkpoint at about 11 a.m. and was being uncooperative with Transportation Security Administration officers, according to Los Angeles Airport Police Sgt. Belinda Joseph.
“The man refused to cooperate and pushed past the (TSA) officer,” Joseph said. “Airport police followed the man and detained him at Gate 66.”
Joseph said officers used a Taser on the man inside the terminal. Cellphone video taken by people in the terminal showed the man being hit with the Taser and lying prone on the ground, with an officer standing over him with a gun drawn.
Christian James Heinz, 21, of Danville, was booked for trespassing and resisting arrest, said Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Alicia Hernandez.