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Philly cop arrested at Texans game

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested at the Houston Texans' stadium Sunday for resisting arrest, according to Houston Police Department and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Philly cop arrested at Texans game

AP file photo
AP file photo

A Philadelphia police officer was arrested at the Houston Texans' stadium Sunday for resisting arrest, according to the Houston Police Department and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Houston police were called to the Crown Royal Saloon at Reliant Stadium in Houston around 2:40 p.m. Sunday during the Texans-Colts game for a report of a disturbance. Details surrounding the nature of the disturbance were sketchy, but Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said Neil Kohler, 46, was arrested for resisting arrest. Kohler is accused of pushing the arresting officer and was the only person charged in relation to the incident, Smith said.

Kohler later identified himself as a Philadelphia cop to Houston authorities, according to Smith.

Kohler was released on $1,000 bail and has a court date scheduled back in Houston on Dec. 26, according to the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Lt. John Stanford, spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department, said the department did receive a call about Kohler and Internal Affairs is investigating the case.

Stanford said he had no information on the Houston incident or Kohler, including how long he has worked for the department and where he is assigned.

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