Police Release Statement After Mike Tyson Punched Man On Plane In Viral Video

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  • Mike Tyson was filmed beating down a man who was seen antagonizing him during a flight from San Francisco to South Florida.
  • San Francisco Police have released a statement regarding the Tyson situation.
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The San Francisco Police Department has released a statement regarding the Mike Tyson plane situation.

On Thursday, TMZ released a video showing Tyson repeatedly punching a man who had been annoying him during the duration of their flight from San Francisco to Florida.

Tyson’s reps claim that the man in the video had been antagonizing the former boxing champ and even threw a water bottle at Tyson during the flight.


Mike Tyson says the man he repeatedly punched on a plane on Wednesday was not only harassing him … but also threw a water bottle at him before the fight.

Reps for Tyson made the claims in a statement to TMZ Sports … also saying the passenger on the San Francisco plane was “aggressive” during the incident as well.

“Unfortunately, Mr. Tyson had an incident on a flight with an aggressive passenger who began harassing him,” Tyson’s reps said Thursday, “and threw a water bottle at him while he was in his seat.”

The SF PD say they detained the man in the video, but he refused to cooperate with police after receiving treatment for his injuries.

The San Francisco Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports officers did respond to the scene … and did detain two people they believed to be involved in the incident.

Cops added, though, that after one of the people was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, that person “provided minimal details of the incident and refused to cooperate further with the police investigation.”

The SFPD says it is aware of the video of the altercation and has forwarded it to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

It’s unclear whether Tyson will face any charges for punching the man as the police investigate the matter.