A Minneapolis man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill a Transportation Security Administration agent after stripping naked and masturbating in the airport.
Frank Towers, 44, has been charged with fourth-degree assault and threats of violence following the outburst in the check-in area at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last Friday.
Police saw Towers screaming that he was going to kill the TSA agent before he threw a stanchion line poll at airport employees, according to a criminal complaint obtained by KSTP.
When cops told him to move away, Towers allegedly refused and said he didn’t have to because “it’s a free country.”
Police Tasered the man after he started advancing on them despite repeated warnings to stop, the complaint said.
Towers allegedly tried to hit an officer even after they deployed the Taser.
When police went back to review surveillance video of the incident, they found footage of Towers earlier head-butting and punching monitors in the airport and throwing a chair at a TSA agent.
He then took his clothes off and masturbated before getting dressed again, the complaint said.
He remains jailed in lieu of $30,000 bail.