Falcons player arrested at Atlantic Station


ATLANTA - Atlanta Falcons player John Abraham was arrested Monday night at Atlantic Station near midtown, police confirmed with Channel 2 Action News.

Atlanta police officer John Chafee said they were responding to a call about a woman threatening to jump from one of the buildings when Abraham refused to exit the scene.  As a result, Abraham was charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of firefighters.

The defensive end was booked at the Fulton County jail ,while the woman, who did not jump, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, Chafee said.

A copy of the police report said officers moved people away from the scene and put up crime scene tape to restrict onlookers from the area, but Abraham entered the restricted area. Chafee said he was then confronted by a firefighter who repeatedly ordered him to leave the scene.

The report said Abraham “refused and insisted on continuing [farther] into the scene” at which point police arrested him. Police said Abraham had nothing to do with the situation.

In a statement released Monday night, Falcons officials acknowleged that they were aware of Abraham's arrest, were working on gathering more information and had no comment on the matter at this time.

Read statement here

Abraham's arrest comes just days after fellow Falcon Michael Turner was booked into Gwinnett County jail on charges of DUI and speeding.

Abraham bonded out of the Fulton County Jail early Tuesday morning and left without speaking to reporters.