An argument broke out at the Los Angeles International Airport yesterday around 4:30 p.m. The scuffle happened between boxing great Mike Tyson and a celebrity photographer who was doing his thing at the United Airlines terminal.
Sgt. Jim Holcomb said, “The two men got into a scuffle, and it’s alleged that Tyson hit the photographer once in the face with one hand, causing him to fall to the ground. The photographer sustained a laceration to the forehead and was taken to the hospital.”
Tyson was arrested and held on $20,000 bail. Records show that the fight champ was released at 8:24 p.m.
Mike was at the airport with his new wife, Lakiha Spicer and their 10-month-old baby. They were coming from Europe with a stop at LAX before the final leg to Las Vegas.
Tyson’s lawyer Richard Schonfeld gave a statement about the situation: “Mike Tyson did absolutely nothing wrong, he was a victim in this case. We look forward to vindicating him and pursuing his rights.”
It has been a rough year for Mike, who’s 4-year-old daughter Exodus died in a freak accident at her mother’s home. The fighter also spent 24 hours in an Arizona jail and was sentenced to 3 years probation stemming from a DUI and drug possession case. Will this be a violation of his probation? That will be up to the courts to decide…stay tuned.
Check out video of the LAX arrest below.