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Posted: 3:18 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

Falcons’ John Abraham arrested at Atlantic Station

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111016 Atlanta - John Abraham rushes against the Carolina Panthers during 2nd half action at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. Curtis Compton

By Jay Black and Richard Sangster

The Atlanta Falcons are having one of their best starts to the season on the field, but one of their worst off it.

For the second week in a row a Falcons star player has been arrested. This time it is defensive end John Abraham. He was booked into the Fulton County jail Monday night on obstruction charges.

Atlanta police officer John Chafee says officers responded to Atlantic Station where a woman was threatening to jump from one of the buildings. It’s not clear why Abraham was there, but he refused police officers and firefighters orders to leave the scene.

The woman did not jump and was taken to Grady Hospital. Abraham was taken to the Fulton County jail and charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of firefighters.

According to the police report, officers were putting up crime scene tape when Abraham entered the restricted area. A firefighter repeatedly told him to step back, but the 6-foot-4 263 pound NFL veteran wouldn’t listen.

Abraham “refused and insisted on continuing [farther] into the scene,” the report said.

WSB's Richard Sangster reports Abraham was released Tuesday morning on $7,000 bond and left in a waiting car.  Sangster also has been told Abraham has no connection to the woman.

“We are aware of the news regarding John Abraham,” the Falcons said in a statement. “We are in the process of gathering more information and we will have no further comment at this time.”

Abraham did not respond to an email message from the AJC and his agent Rich Rosa did not return a message left on his voicemail.

Last week Falcons running back Michael Turner was arrested into Gwinnett County jail on charges of DUI and speeding.

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