Mike Tyson Arrested in Airport Melee

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Former heavyweight champion boxer Mike Tyson was detained at LAX airport Wednesday after getting into an altercation, according to various reports.

A photographer told investigators that in fact Tyson punched him in the face and tried to take the film from his camera. Tyson told investigators that a celebrity gossip photographer struck him in an apparent attempt to provoke him.

Both wanted to press charges against each other, so police placed both under arrest. The photographer was taken to a hospital with injuries to his face.

Tyson was taken by LAX police to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Division, where he was booked on suspicion of battery and released.

"He was very cooperative," Lt. Aaron McCraney said. "There were no issues."

Note to photographers: You do not want to mess with this man. He is bigger and more insane than you. He has a tattoo on his face. His face. We need not elaborate further.

It's the latest of several clashes between celebrities and paparazzi at LAX.

In 2008, before he moved on to hijacking Taylor Swift on stage, rapper Kanye West was arrested on suspicion of vandalism after he and his road manager both reportedly confronted a photographer and smashed his camera near a terminal.

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I think it should be open season on obtrusive paparazzi. (And be sure to get it recorded, so we can all have a real laugh!)

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mike tyson should of knocked his bitch ass out ... tell cuz to mind his business next time ho ass dude

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mike tyson is super cool and does not deserve to be treated like this. I strongly believe that all the injustices which have been placed upon him are a direct result of the white man oppressing the negro. one would assume that after the civil rights movement in which Dr. King fought for the rights of negroes, america, and the media would learn to live in a harmony in which black whites and maybe jews can live together. I am now leaving this post you all may reach me by e-mail.

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mike tyson is super cool and does not deserve to be treated like this. I strongly believe that all the injustices which have been placed upon him are a direct result of the white man oppressing the negro. one would assume that after the civil rights movement in which Dr. King fought for the rights of negroes, america, and the media would learn to live in a harmony in which black whites and maybe jews can live together. I am now leaving this post you all may reach me by e-mail. My name is rich nave