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Southwest Airlines Passenger Arrested After Fistfight on Plane

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One person was arrested after a brawl captured on cell phone video broke out aboard a Southwest Airlines plane in Burbank that had arrived from Dallas, a spokesman from the Burbank police confirms to PEOPLE.

In an email to PEOPLE, Sgt. Derek Green tells PEOPLE that a fistfight broke out between two men as the plane, en route to Oakland after a short layover in Burbank, taxied to the gate.

“Everyone was de-planing then all heck broke loose,” passenger Michael Krause told CBS.

The footage, which was posted to Twitter on Sunday, showed two men fighting as a female passenger and a female flight attendant tried to pull them off each other. One of the men was able to shove the other into a row of seats, pushing the two women trying to break up the fight down with him.

Other passengers can then be seen trying to stop the altercation as the man on top punches the other.

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Green says police detained 37-year-old Chaze Cable of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, at the gate and charged with misdemeanor battery.

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Cable was held on $50,000 bail, and it was not immediately clear if he has entered a plea or retained an attorney, according to multiple reports.

The unidentified other man suffered a contusion on his eye, a chipped tooth and a laceration on his nose, according to multiple reports. Southwest Airlines told CNN that the other man suffered minor injuries but was able to continue traveling to his destination.

The brawl is the latest in a string of recent high-profile air travel incidents in recent weeks. Most recently, three people were taken into custody at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida on Monday after Spirit Airlines canceled multiple flights and hundreds of stranded passengers became furious.

Videos posted to social media showed Broward County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to keep order among angry passengers. Several travelers can be seen being led out of the terminal by police.