The 23-year-old man arrested Thursday morning after allegedly stripping naked at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been released from the Atlanta Pretrial Detention Center.
Atlanta police spokeswoman Kim Jones said police were called to Gate A21 around 6:30 a.m. after a ticketed passenger “suddenly appeared nude…and began yelling and acting erratically.”
Officers from the airport’s police precinct arrived “and attempted to speak with him and calm him down,” Jones said.
She said that when the man, identified as Derrick Weems, continued to act erratically, “officers used a Taser to control the situation without a struggle, and for the safety of other passengers.”
Jones said Weems was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
Weems was later booked into the city jail, and has been released, a jail spokeswoman said Friday.
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