AN INVESTIGATION is underway after a fight broke out between two groups of passengers in the departures area of Belfast International Airport.
The altercation between two groups of passengers occurred on Saturday evening and lasted for about seven minutes.
Footage has since been shared widely on social media and shows those involved throwing fire extinguishers and shopping baskets and swinging metal poles.
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A spokesperson for the airport said an investigation was underway into the ‘altercation’.
A later statement described the incident as ‘unsettling for both passengers and staff alike’.
“The incident, in its entirety, lasted seven minutes with police arriving on scene within three minutes,” added the spokesperson.
“The rapid intervention of police was not captured in the videos posted on social media.
"Airport police, PSNI and staff are to be commended for their professionalism in dealing with this incident in such a swift manner.
“A police investigation into this incident is continuing.”
A PSNI spokesperson said: “PSNI provided assistance to Airport police following a report of an incident at Belfast International Airport yesterday evening.
“The matter is being dealt with by Airport police.”