Footage shows the former heavyweight boxing champion punching the person seated behind him on the flight, which was preparing to head for Florida. The incident occurred at San Francisco International Airport.
Witnesses stated Tyson was cordial with the passengers, even taking a selfie with the person. The boxing star eventually told the person to leave him alone, but when he did not heed the warning, the witness told TMZ Sports that Tyson allegedly started punching his friend repeatedly.
According to a report from ESPN, two “unidentified subjects” were apprehended by police after the incident.
“A spokesperson for the San Francisco Police Department told ESPN on Thursday that at approximately 10:06 p.m. local time “officers were dispatched to a physical altercation on board an airplane” at San Francisco International Airport. The department declined to identify those involved, saying it doesn’t release the names of detained individuals.
Police did say two subjects were apprehended before later being released. One person was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.”
The statement adds that the subject “provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation,” and that both subjects have been released.
The 55-year-old Tyson is one of the most accomplished boxers in history, winning his first 37 professional fights and retiring with a 50–6 record.
There is no word on if the guy plans on taking any legal action.
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