Falcons’ Abraham arrested for obstruction

BY foxsports • September 24, 2012

John Abraham, the Atlanta Falcons' four-time Pro Bowl defensive end, was arrested Monday when he failed to leave the scene where police were responding to a woman threatening to jump from a building.

Abraham was arrested for obstruction of police and obstruction of fire fighters and booked in the Fulton County Jail on the misdemeanor charges. Fulton County jail records showed Abraham remained in jail late Monday
night pending bond of $7,000.

Police were responding to a woman threatening to jump from a building in Atlanta’s Atlantic Station area, according to John Chafee of the APD’s Public Affairs Unit in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The woman did not jump and was taken to a local hospital.

Officers were moving people away from the scene when Abraham entered the taped-off area, Jones said.

Jones said Abraham "was confronted by an Atlanta firefighter who repeatedly ordered him to leave the scene."

"Mr. Abraham refused to leave and nearby officers had to respond to Mr. Abraham's location," Jones said. "The officers also ordered Mr. Abraham to leave and he again refused and insisted on continuing further into the scene. Officers then took Mr. Abraham into custody."

Abraham has a condo at Twelve, a hotel and condominium tower at the Atlantic Station real estate development.