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Passengers photograph, record police using stun gun on man at Los Angeles airport

Police officers restrain a man they used a stun gun on at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Airport police Sgt. Belinda Joseph said the man who was stunned had refused to cooperate with Transportation Security Administration officers at Terminal 6. (Alex Espinoza via AP)

Police officers restrain a man they used a stun gun on at Los Angeles International Airport, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Airport police Sgt. Belinda Joseph said the man who was stunned had refused to cooperate with Transportation Security Administration officers at Terminal 6. (Alex Espinoza via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police at Los Angeles International Airport used a stun gun on a man who they say refused to cooperate at security.

Passengers captured photos and video of Wednesday's incident on their cellphones and quickly began posting them to Twitter.

Airport police Sgt. Belinda Joseph says the man who was stunned had refused to cooperate with Transportation Security Administration officers at Terminal 6.

Joseph says the man also pushed past an airport police officer. She says that the officer followed the man and detained him and that a Taser was used as he was being arrested.

Joseph did not say whether the man was armed.