Hall of Fame boxer Michael Carbajal was arrested Thursday for allegedly threatening a police officer, authorities said.
The 39-year-old Carbajal was booked into jail on suspicion of threatening and intimidating a police officer and a liquor violation, police said. He was later released on bond.
Sgt. Joel Tranter, a Phoenix police spokesman, said Carbajal was "agitated, argumentative and belligerent" with officers who found him walking in a vacant lot with an open bottle of rum early Thursday.
Carbajal "threatened to kill one of the officers" and was taken into custody, Tranter said.
Carbajal, a U.S. Olympian who won a silver medal in 1988, is a former IBF and WBO junior flyweight champion. He retired in 1999 with a record of 49-4 with 33 KOs and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame last June.
Carbajal owns and operates a gym in his hometown. Telephone messages left at Carbajal's business Thursday night seeking comment on his arrest weren't immediately returned.