A Philadelphia Police officer who works at Philadelphia International Airport was assaulted while on patrol at one of the terminals on Wednesday night.
Police say the officer approached a man who was trying to open the Terminal E exit door, marked "Exit Only." The man didn't listen to the officer's order not to go through the door, that reads opening it will result in prosecution.
The man, identified as Tyreas Carlyle, 26, told the officer he had a plane to catch, but wasn't able to show identification or a boarding pass.
Carlyle grabbed the officer around the neck and reached for the officer's gun several times, police say.
Other officers were called to the Terminal to help get Carlyle in custody.
The Philadelphia man is charged with Aggravated Assault, Robbery, Simple Assault, Criminal Mischief, Defiant Trespass, and Resisting Arrest.
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