LOS ANGELES — Police say Mike Tyson has been detained on suspicion of battery after an alleged altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

Tyson’s spokeswoman Tammy Brook says the boxer was traveling with his wife and 10-month-old child Wednesday afternoon when he was attacked by an overly aggressive paparazzi.

Brook says he acted in self-defense to protect his child.

Airport police spokesman Sgt. Jim Holcomb says the incident happened at a United Airlines ticket counter.

Holcomb says the photographer accused Tyson of hitting him. The photographer fell to the ground and cut his forehead. He’s being treated at a hospital.

He says both Tyson and the photographer want to press charges for misdemeanor battery.

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