Mike Tyson will not face charges after video shows him punching a man at San Francisco International Airport, district attorney says


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — A San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that no charges would be brought against boxer Mike Tyson after he was seen on video punching a man at San Francisco International Airport. last month.

The prosecutor’s office said after reviewing police reports and videos it would not press charges against the former heavyweight champion.

Video obtained by TMZ Sports showed Tyson repeatedly punching another passenger on a plane at San Francisco International Airport in April.

Attorneys for Mike Tyson released a statement Tuesday saying, “Remember Mike Tyson seen on video punching the fellow passenger on a JetBlue flight in San Francisco? Well, today the US Attorney’s Office San Mateo County announced after reviewing police reports and videos that it has decided it will not bring charges against Mike Tyson based on the circumstances surrounding the confrontation Their decision included the conduct of the victim leading up to the incident, the interactions between the victim and Tyson, and the victim’s and Tyson’s requests that no charges be filed.”

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According to TMZ Sports, the incident escalated after a passenger took a selfie with Tyson aboard a Jet Blue flight to Florida.

Tyson allegedly took the photo with a man sitting behind him, but that man’s friend apparently annoyed Tyson by continuing to talk to him.
Sources close to Tyson told TMZ Sports that the man was “extremely drunk” and that Tyson allegedly told him to “chill out” before the incident turned violent.

Tyson’s rep said the passenger threw a water bottle at Tyson while he was in his seat and that’s what provoked the boxer.

Minutes after the confrontation, Tyson got off the plane.

According to TMZ Sports, the man he punched was bloodied and received medical attention before turning himself in to police.

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San Francisco police confirmed they responded to a report of a physical altercation aboard an aircraft at SFO. Officials said they detained two people suspected of involvement in the incident, but neither fully cooperated with the investigation and was later released.

Tyson was spotted at a 4/20 event in San Francisco at Golden Gate Park promoting his cannabis company’s products.

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The boxer was scheduled to speak at a cannabis conference in Miami, Florida before the incident happened.

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