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VIDEO: Daivari chokes out unruly passenger on lightrail

Oct 18, 2012 - 12:53:19 AM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

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Surveillance video has surfaced of former WWE/TNA wrestler Shawn Daivari choking out a passenger on a lightrail en route to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Minneapolis Fox affiliate KMSP released footage of Daivari getting up from his seat to apply a rear naked choke to a passenger who was described as drunk, unruly, threatening, and disruptive to other passengers.

According to the report, the passenger, who is identified as Levin Blair, lost consciousness in the chokehold and also lost control of his bladder. Daivari and another passenger are then shown kicking Blair out of the lightrail at the next stop. The final piece of footage shows Blair sitting up on the platform in a dazed state.

When police arrived at the scene nine minutes after passengers hit emergency buttons, they found Blair uncooperative. However, because they thought he was a victim and not an instigator, they let him go. When police later caught up with other passengers at Mall of America, they decided not to press charges against Blair.

[ Video: Daivari's actions in the video below from MyFoxTwinCities.com - http://bit.ly/T2adct ]

Minneapolis News and Weather KMSP FOX 9

[ Video URL: http://bit.ly/WqO9e2 ]

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