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Police: Officer Assaulted While On Patrol At Airport

Tyreas Carlyle. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

Tyreas Carlyle. (credit: Philadelphia Police Department)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police say an officer was assaulted while on patrol at Philadelphia International Airport Wednesday night.

According to police, an officer on patrol in the area of E Terminal Exit saw a man try to open and go through doors marked as “EXIT ONLY” any attempt to enter through them will result in prosecution.

Police say the man, identified as 26-year-old Tyreas Carlyle, of Philadelphia, disregarded the sign and the officer’s order to stop.

When the officer asked Carlyle why he tried to go through the exit, police say he told the officer he had a plane to catch.

Police say the officer then asked Carlyle for his identification and boarding pass, but he could not produce either item.

According to police, Carlyle then grabbed the officer around the neck and allegedly grabbed at the officer’s gun several times.

The officer was able to call for additional officers and Carlyle was arrested.

Carlyle is charged with Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Defiant Trespass, Resisting Arrest and related offenses.