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Security Checkpoint Closes For Two Hours After TSA Officers Attacked By Man At Phoenix Airport

By Kelsey Marie

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TSA officers were attacked by a man at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Tuesday morning.

The man, who has been identified as 19-year-old Tyrese Garner, was arrested after the attack, according to a statement from the TSA.

The incident occurred around 9:45 a.m. when Garner attempted to rush through the security checkpoint inside Terminal 4, attacking multiple TSA officers.

Tyrese Garner
Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Although Garner was quickly restrained, the security checkpoint closed for almost 2 hours.

In a prepared statement, the TSA describe the attacks as “unprovoked and brazen”.

“We are grateful for our committed workforce and for the role they play in protecting the traveling public every day,” the statement continued.

According to TSA and Phoenix police officers, Garner was booked on charges of criminal trespassing, resisting arrest and five counts of misdemeanor assault.

One TSA officer was taken to the hospital, while four others were taken to urgent care, Lorie Dankers, spokeswoman for the federal agency, said.

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