• WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: Man beaten with propane tank

    By: Brittney Johnson


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Transportation Security Administration worker at Charlotte Douglas airport has been arrested and charged in the beating of a man.

    According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report, that attack left the victim with serious injuries. Two of the suspects are related to the victim. All three suspects, including the TSA agent, face charges of attempted first-degree murder, damage to property and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. 

    Channel 9 obtained video showing three people beating a man in a north Charlotte neighborhood around 3 p.m. Monday.

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    The video shows one attacker swinging a propane tank and seconds later another picks up a baseball bat.

    "I begged them, I said, 'I don't know y'all and I don't know him but please don't hit him anymore, y'all might be killing him,'" said an unidentified witness. 

    A neighbor who did not want to be identified said he heard a bang and looked outside.

    "They were giving him strong blows to the head and his spine, so it was a gruesome thing to see," he told Channel 9.

    Police arrested and identified the three alleged attackers as Dahmani Elliot, Aaliyah Manning and Claudine Manning. Police confirm Claudine Manning was arrested at Charlotte-Douglas Airport, where she works as a TSA transportation security officer.

    Channel 9 asked TSA what actions they're taking since Claudine Manning is a federal employee.

    A TSA spokesperson sent the following statement:

    “TSA demands the highest standards of integrity and professionalism from its employees.  When criminal behavior or misconduct is substantiated on or off-duty, TSA holds its employees appropriately accountable.”

    A TSA spokesperson confirmed TSA is in the process of firing Claudine Manning for her alleged role in the beating.

    Family members contacted Channel 9 to say the victim was in the hospital Thursday but hospital officials cannot confirm his medical condition. The suspects are at the Mecklenburg County Jail with a more than a million-dollar bond.

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