Off-Duty Cop Takes Down TSA Attacker

By Marla Tellez and Lisa Fernandez
|  Friday, Apr 5, 2013  |  Updated 10:39 AM CDT
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An off-duty cop stopped an attack against a TSA officer while going through security at the Honolulu Airport. Check out this security video footage showing hero cop Justin Rogers hurdling a glass barrier and taking down the attacker. Read the full story <a href=here." />

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An off-duty cop stopped an attack against a TSA officer while going through security at the Honolulu Airport. Check out this security video footage showing hero cop Justin Rogers hurdling a glass barrier and taking down the attacker. Read the full story here.

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Off-duty Pinole Cprl. Justin Rogers tackles a woman punching a TSA agent on March 30 in Honolulu airport.
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An off-duty police officer stopped an attack against a TSA officer while he was going through security at the Honolulu International Airport.

Justin Rogers, a corporal with the Pinole Police Department in California, was trying to get through the security line on Saturday on his way home from a Hawaiian vacation when he noticed a woman punching a TSA agent.

WATCH: Raw video of the tackle in the Honolulu airport

Security video footage shows Rogers hurdling a glass barrier and taking down the attacker. He's seen in his socks because he had taken off his shoes to get through the TSA security line. After the take-down, Rogers waves to the onlookers - all captured on video - to show everyone that "he's got this."

"Police officer or not, the woman was being assaulted," he told NBC Bay Area. "She was defenseless. Had her arms up, trying to defend herself and somebody really needed to help her and luckily I was close enough to be able to help."


Authorities said the attacker is a homeless woman. She was charged with assault over the incident. The TSA agent suffered minor bruising, and the TSA issued a statement expressing the agency's gratitude toward Rogers.

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