Falcons’ John Abraham arrested for obstructing police, firefighters

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For the second time in just under a week, a well-known player on the Atlanta Falcons has been arrested.

Atlanta police arrested Falcons defensive end John Abraham today on charges of obstruction of police and obstruction of firefighters, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The Atlanta Police Department said police and firefighters were responding to a call about a woman threatening to jump from a building, and Abraham refused their requests to leave the area. It is unclear why Abraham wouldn’t leave the area, or whether he knows the woman.

The woman did not jump and was not injured.

The obstruction charges are misdemeanors. Abraham, who has started all three games for the Falcons this season and is tied for the team lead with two sacks, is expected to be booked at the Fulton County Jail and released.

Last week Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested for drunk driving just hours after the Falcons’ victory over the Broncos on Monday Night Football.