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Police have evidence to arrest star Iverson

76ers told that 'charges are imminent' against standout guard

PHILADELPHIA -- Police say they have enough evidence to arrest NBA All-Star Allen Iverson on charges he barged into a home with a gun and threatened two men while looking for his wife.\nPhiladelphia police planned to ask the district attorney Wednesday to approve charges against the Philadelphia 76ers star of aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.\n"We feel there's enough evidence there now to do what we've got to do -- arrest him," Police Lt. Michael Chitwood said.\nIf District Attorney Lynne Abraham approves the charges, a warrant would be issued and the Philadelphia guard would be asked to surrender, police said.\nProsecutors have not gotten word from police about Iverson, the district attorney's office said Tuesday night.\nPolice said Iverson has no gun permit and has not registered a gun in Pennsylvania.\nIverson, 27, has not commented publicly, and no one answered the intercom on Tuesday outside his suburban Philadelphia mansion.\nThe 76ers said Tuesday night they had been advised "charges are imminent."\n"We will continue to support Allen while we await the outcome of these proceedings," the statement said.\nIverson's lawyer, Tom Shuttleworth, declined to comment Tuesday.\nOne man inside the apartment said Iverson came to look for his wife, Tawanna, and cousin, Shaun Bowman, on July 3. Bowman lives in the apartment, but neither was there, said Charles Jones, 21, who met with police Tuesday.\nJones declined to reveal what Iverson said or how he threatened him. Jones said Iverson had a black handgun but did not brandish it.\nIverson and his wife were married last summer, and they have two children.

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