EXCLUSIVE: Paparazzo Decked By Mike Tyson Identified

Nov. 12 2009, Published 10:59 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email has learned the identity of the  paparazzo who was decked by "Iron Mike" Tyson Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport: he is 50-year-old Tony Echeverria.

Tyson was passing through LAX on a trip from Europe to Las Vegas when the fisticuffs occurred Wednesday afternoon around 4:30pm.

Several celebrity photographers were photographing Tyson when a scuffle ensued between the ex-boxer and Echeverria near a ticket counter in Terminal 7 at LAX.

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Tyson allegedly hit Echeverria once in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.

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Tyson and Echeverria made cross complaints against each other for misdemeanor battery, and each man placed the other under citizen's arrest.

Tyson was taken to the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Station, booked, and released about 8 p.m. on a written promise to appear in court.

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Echeverria suffered a minor laceration to his forehead and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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He was booked at LAPD's Pacific Station and released on $20,000 bail, according to police.



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