Mike Tyson detained by Police at LA Airport on suspicion of battery! By Johnny Benz (Nov 12, 2009) DoghouseBoxing
According to reports now surfacing, on Wednesday Mike Tyson was detained by Police. Police detained the former boxer on the suspicion of assaulting a Photographer.
According to the reports, Mike Tyson is being held at the airport police station at LAX where he will be booked and then released.
The Photographer who is being described as paparazzi type, told police he was hit by Tyson once. The Photographer fell to the ground after being hit and needed medical attention at a Hopsital for a cut he sustained to his forehead.
Tyson was traveling with his wife and child at the time of the alleged incident. A representative for Tyson states Tyson was acting in self defense and trying to protect himself and family after he was attacked by an overly aggressive paparazzi.
Police are reporting that both sides (Tyson and the Photographer) want to press charges for misdemeanor battery.
Sgt. Jim Holcomb who represents the Airport Police at LAX International Airport said Tyson is being held in custody at the moment and will be booked and then released. Holcomb also stated that the Photographer, once he is released from the hospital, will also be booked over the incident.
Police have numerous witnesses and a lot of different stories.