TSA officer attacked
Updated: Friday, April 5 2013, 08:17 AM EDT
HONOLULU, Hawaii (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An off-duty police officer is being hailed as a hero after he helped rescue a TSA officer when she was attacked.
The whole thing was caught on tape at an airport in Honolulu.
You see the security guard standing at her post when all of a sudden a woman comes up, pushes over a sign and starts attacking her.
The suspect took a few swings at the officer before she got her in a headlock.
That's when an off-duty police officer runs up and body slams the suspect.
You can see he's only wearing his socks because he had to take his shoes off in the screening line.
The TSA released a statement thanking him for his actions.
Investigators believe the suspect is homeless and may have mental issues.