The video has been circulating around social media–we see footage of a man JUMPING OVER the railing of a 2nd-floor concourse at Jackson-Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta, Ga, on yesterday. [We WARN YOU the footage below is very disturbing!]
According to airport spokesperson Reese McCranie, the incident apparently began with an argument between two passengers. One became “visibly irate and belligerent.”
Atlanta police spokesperson Stephanie Brown added that the man appeared to be intoxicated and began threatening other travelers outside the Terrapin Brewery in Concourse D.
As airport personnel arrived at the scene, the man jumped over the rail. Videos of the confrontation on social media record the man saying “shoot me” before leaping to the lower level.
Despite the severity of his injuries, Brown said that the man was “alert, conscious and breathing” when medical staff took him away. No charges have been filed but police continue to investigate.