PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- It was an outburst of screaming and commotion, caught on camera near gate D4 at Portland International Airport Friday June 21.
That's when Port of Portland police used a stun gun on a Nevada man who was denied access to a flight at PDX.
Tajawn Edwards has been charged with trespassing and resisting arrest after being denied access to a night flight. Police said he became angry and threatened gate workers. And they said getting him into custody was no routine matter.
In the process, Port police shot the 25-year-old Tejawn Edwards with a Taser -- knocking him to the floor.
In a Port of Portland Police report, officers said they made contact with what they described as three visibly intoxicated persons who had been denied boarding. Officers say Edwards was yelling and shouting, using profane language and making verbal threats toward Spirit Airlines employees.
The Taser was deployed, they said, while Edwards was being escorted off airport property.
For travelers at Portland International Airport it's alarming to see someone stunned to the ground in the terminal.
"It's scary," said traveler Alma Osborn. "It's very scary."
Still, Osborn said it's better it happen on the ground than in the airplane during flight.
"You don't know what can happen when he is in the plane," Osborn said. "He could be screaming or doing who knows what."
Edwards was taken into custody and booked into Multnomah County Jail. He also was charged with attempted assault of a public safety officer.
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