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  • An Alabama woman, 25, had an outburst at a Miami International Airport gate Tuesday
  • She threw a computer monitor at an American Airlines agent during the incident
  • The woman caused $10,000 worth of damages, while the agent's left shoulder was bruised
  • She has been charged with aggravated battery, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct

A woman was caught on camera throwing a computer monitor at a Miami International Airport (MIA) ticket agent this week.

The woman, identified as 25-year-old Alabama resident Camilia McMillie, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct over the incident that occurred at the Florida airport's gate D-39 Tuesday, CBS 4 reported.

McMillie, who was connecting from her home state at the time while traveling to New York, had checked in at the gate after missing her previous flight, according to the outlet.

"While the subject was with the gate agent, her two minor children walked away without notice to use nearby restrooms. Once the subject noticed the children were not with her, she became irate and began to scream, demanding the gate agent to find her children," police said.

During her outburst, McMillie pulled the boarding pass reader from gate D-39's counter and threw the monitor at an agent from American Airlines, authorities were cited as saying by NBC 6.

Footage of the incident was uploaded on the Instagram page Only In Dade.

Nearby Customs and Border Protection officers detained McMillie until Miami-Dade police arrived and placed her under arrest.

It was unclear what happened to McMillie's children.

McMillie ended up causing about $10,000 in damages, according to police. The incident also resulted in the gate agent's left shoulder being bruised.

American Airlines is working with law enforcement in the investigation, the airline said.

MIA is expected to host 2.5 million passengers between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6, a 1.5% increase compared to last year's already record-breaking numbers, the Associated Press reported.

The airport's busiest travel days are expected to be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, the Friday before New Year's Day and the Thursday and Friday after New Year's Day.

An estimated 157,000 travelers may pass through MIA on each of those days, according to airport officials.

Officials are encouraging travelers to arrive at MIA at least three hours before a domestic flight or three and a half hours before an international flight to allow enough time for parking, airline check-in and security screening, per NBC 6.

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