Fact Check: Viral Airport Collapse Didn’t Happen in Indianapolis – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Weather Indiana
(WISH) – A video of a woman collapsing at airport security did not occur in Indianapolis, despite the original caption.
The video, posted on TikTok by user KevinDurio19, has over 2.5 million views in less than 24 hours.
It shows a woman yelling at a police officer, claiming that she was thrown to the ground and wanted to speak to the airport manager.
The video was captioned “Indianapolis Airport,” but that did not happen in the city. The same video was also posted on Twitter, trending with “Boo Hoo” as the title.
“This incident did not happen at Indianapolis International Airport,” an airport spokesperson told News 8. “Thanks for the fact-check.”
The video shows glass partitions near the boarding area, which are not part of the IND configuration.
The video also shows that the incident occurred near gate E38A. Indianapolis International Airport does not have an E38A gate.
In a press release Monday, the FAA said it had received around 2,500 reports of unruly passengers so far this year, including 1,900 reports of passengers refusing to comply with a federal mask warrant.
News 8 is working to confirm where the video was actually recorded.