Falcons defensive end John Abraham is facing charges of obstructing police and fire departments after he was arrested Monday night in Atlanta when he wouldn’t leave an area in which a woman was threatening to jump off a building.
Officers had blocked off an area with crime-scene tape in midtown Atlanta where the woman was located and Abraham wouldn’t leave the restricted zone despite repeated requests by firefighters and police officers, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The woman didn’t jump and reportedly suffered no injuries.
Abraham, who has five tackles and two sacks this season, was booked into the Fulton County Jail on the misdemeanor charges.
He’s the second Falcons player to be arrested in a week. Running back Michael Turner was charged with DUI last week.