Video: Man Tased At LAX Gate, Actor Verne Troyer Poses With His Hat
A man was tased by Los Angeles airport police this morning at LAX in front of a crowd of passengers waiting for their flights. And because this is Los Angeles, a recognizable actor was there to pose at the scene for some Twitter gold.
Officials told NBC Los Angeles that the man breached security at Terminal 6 this morning. They're currently investigating his background and checking his bags.
NBC reporter Andrew Blankenstein sent out updates from officials that said the suspect allegedly pushed past security before officials chased him down and tased him:
UPDATE: LAXPD swarmed suspect in front of gate 66. Motive for breach not immediately known per sources.— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) May 20, 2015
UPDATE: Suspect pos. pulled aside for secondary screening at LAX. Pushed past security. Confronted by podium cop. Cont. into terminal.— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) May 20, 2015
UPDATE: Authorities say man who breached security at LAX was tased near gate 66 in terminal 6 after breaching check point. Was NOT armed.— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) May 20, 2015
BRK: Man breached security at LAX Terminal 6 and was tased by LAXPD. Authorities currently investigating his background, checking his bags.— Andrew Blankstein (@anblanx) May 20, 2015
Here's a photo from the aftermath:
Verne Troyer, aka Mini-Me, captured a video that looks like the original confrontation:
And he got his hat: