Doctor arrested after airport disturbance


(WESH) An unruly passenger was arrested Thursday morning at Orlando International Airport after a bizarre tirade.

Jeffrey Epstein is charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest, trespassing after a warning and disorderly conduct, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orlando Police Department.

After talking with police, Epstein began to calm down, but became agitated when he learned the airline was not going to allow him to fly because of his behavior.

Police said Epstein took off his backpack, put his hands in the air and asked officers to arrest him.

Video of the incident shows Epstein and police exchange a few words before he is taken into custody.

Epstein later said he was trying to make a point about police use of force. He said the disruption was done to “prove a point.”

“If you’re going to do this to a white doctor, who’s 59-years-old, for doing nothing, then why would black people trust you?,” Epstein said. 

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