updated 11/11/2009 AT 11:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/11/2009 AT 11:50 PM ET
Mike Tyson and a photographer made citizen’s arrests of one another after getting into a scuffle Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport, police say.
At 4:30 p.m., the former boxing champ, 43, was passing through LAX from Europe en route to Las Vegas when a celebrity photographer began taking his picture at the United Airlines terminal, Sgt. Jim Holcomb tells PEOPLE.
“The two men got into a scuffle, and it’s alleged that Tyson hit the photographer once in the face with one hand, causing him to fall to the ground,” Holcomb says. “The photographer sustained a laceration to the forehead, and was taken to a local hospital.”