PORTLAND A man was tasered at Portland International Airport last month and another passenger caught the whole thing on cell phone video.

Police said the man was drunk, and when he was told he couldn't board his flight he began making threats.

Officers deployed a Taser and then tackled him after he refused to obey their commands.

The witness who shot the video said airport security had been watching the man for a while.

The flight attendant later on told me they were already aware of him from the security check, said J.R. Davis. The pilot had been told he was kind of obnoxious, so they were already aware of him.

The man was charged with resisting arrest and attempted assault.

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