Louis, 25, was booked for simple battery on Friday night after he became enraged by paparazzi taking pictures of him and girlfriend Eleanor Calder.
As he challenged one photographer, Eleanor became embroiled in a fight with a fan who was taking pictures with her phone by the wall of the airport lobby.
Louis rushed to her aid and wrestled the fan to the floor to break up the fight.
The footage begins with the One Direction star grabbing photographer Karl Larssen's camera as he took photos of him and Eleanor at baggage reclaim.
Louis tells him to stop taking pictures but he carries on. The pair then appear to struggle before Louis trips and brings the photographer down with him.
Louis then sees his girlfriend being pinned against a wall by female fans and shouts 'What the hell is happening? Can we get some help?'.
Louis was later arrested and booked for simple battery. He was released on $20,000 bail but is due to appear in court in Los Angeles on March 29.
He was taken to LA police station following the incident and his official arrest record indicates that he was apprehended at 11.45pm on Friday and released at 1.32am on Saturday morning.
The document also shows Louis, originally from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was ordered to pay $20,000 bail - but he was released without having to pay it.