A 19-year-old injured five TSA agents at a Phoenix airport in a 'brazen physical attack'

City of Phoenix, azfamily/YouTubeFive TSA agents were injured from the attack.

Five Transportation Security Administration officers were injured after a man barreled through security at the Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport, according to a TSA statement.

The man, who police have identified as 19-year-old Tyrese Garner, is accused of trying to rush through security on Tuesday around 9:45 a.m. Survaillence footage appears to show him pushing through multiple TSA agents, causing them to fall on the ground, and punching several agents.

A group of agents then subdued the suspect.

Lorie Dankers, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration, told Business Insider in a statement that one TSA officer went to the hospital and four went to urgent-care clinics. All have been released.


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“This unprovoked and brazen physical attack against our employees is unacceptable,” Dankers said. “We are grateful for our committed workforce and for the role they play in protecting the travelling public every day.”

The man was later arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing and resisting arrest, as well as misdemeanour assault.

The Phoenix Police Department was not immediately available for comment.

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