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Adrian Peterson Arrested For Alleged Domestic Violence Incident Involving His Wife During Flight

Last updated on February 14, 2022

NFL running back Adrian Peterson was arrested for domestic violence at at Los Angeles International Airport after an alleged altercation involving his wife broke out during a flight, forcing the plane to return to the terminal.

“Law enforcement sources tell us the ex-Vikings running back was arrested and booked for felony domestic violence Sunday at LAX — this after airport police got a call at about 8:30 AM over a disturbance on an aircraft leaving LAX and attempting to take off en route to Houston,” TMZ reported. “We’re told the plane actually had to turn around and link up with the gate again after an apparent verbal and physical altercation between a man and woman.”

The report says that the FBI was notified and that Peterson was taken into custody as his wife, Ashley Brown, was “seen to have sustained a small mark from whatever happened.”

ABC 7 reported:

Peterson, 36, was taken into custody and was later booked at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division for alleged corporal injury of a spouse. His bail was set at $50,000, online arrest records showed.

The LAX Police Division said in a statement that officers responded to the morning flight, which was going to Houston, “due to a verbal and physical altercation between a male suspect and a female victim.”

“The passengers along with the female victim were able to continue with their flight plans,” according to the airport police news release.

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