Mike Tyson was concerned in a bodily altercation on an airplane Wednesday evening, with an edited video obtained by TMZ Sports activities exhibiting the Corridor of Famer putting a passenger seated behind him.
A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Division instructed ESPN on Thursday that at roughly 10:06 p.m. native time “officers have been dispatched to a bodily altercation onboard an airplane” at San Francisco Worldwide Airport. The division declined to determine these concerned, saying it would not launch the names of detained people.
Police did say two topics have been apprehended earlier than later being launched. One particular person was handled on the scene for non-life-threatening accidents.
“That topic offered minimal particulars of the incident and refused to cooperate additional with the police investigation,” the officer mentioned.
Within the video obtained by TMZ Sports activities, a person seated behind Tyson who repeatedly had been making an attempt to talk with him is later seen with blood on his brow, though it wasn’t clear what occurred instantly beforehand. In keeping with TMZ, they have been on board a JetBlue airplane that was headed to Florida.
“Sadly, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who started harassing him and threw a water bottle at him whereas he was in his seat,” a spokesperson for Tyson instructed ESPN on Thursday.
The police division mentioned it is “conscious of video that probably captured the incident, which surfaced following the preliminary investigation. That video has been forwarded to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Workplace.”
Tyson, the previous heavyweight champion, has been concerned in a number of bodily altercations in public. Amongst them: a 1989 incident in Los Angeles the place Tyson was accused of putting a parking attendant with an open hand (expenses have been dropped). In 1998, Tyson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault following a automotive accident in Maryland. After a three-and-a-half-month jail stint, he was positioned on probation.
Tyson retired from boxing in 2005 however did participate in an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. in 2020.
The 55-year-old Tyson now focuses on his hashish line alongside together with his podcast, “Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson.”