ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons defensive end John Abraham was arrested at Atlantic Station on Monday evening.
According to Atlanta Police,while authorities were responding to a callregardinga female threatening to jump from a balcony at the Twelve Atlantic Station at around 6:30 p.m., Abraham entered into the taped off crime scene.
Officials said that officers "repeatedly" asked Abraham toevacuatethe scene, however he refused to leave the location and was insistent on "continuingfurtherinto the scene."
Officers arrested Abrahamand transported him to theFulton County Detention Center. Hewas charged withObstruction of Firefighters and Obstruction of Police Officers.
Abraham was released fromjail early Tuesday morning on $7,000 bond.He had nothing to say to news media waiting outside for his release.
The Falcons released the following statement on Monday evening:
We are aware of the news regarding John Abraham. We are in the process of gathering more information and we will have no further comment at this time.
Abraham is the second Falcon to be arrestedwithin aweek.
Last Tuesday, running back Michael Turner was arrested and charged with DUI after the team's Monday Night Footballmatch-upagainst the Denver Broncos.