Hartford police have arrested a man accused of strangling his ex-girlfriend.
Police said officers were called to the area of Benton Street near Franklin Avenue Thursday around 9:15 p.m. for a report of a person brandishing a firearm. When they arrived they found the victim, who said her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her.
The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Jesus Vega, was found hiding under a nearby porch. Police said he was found with a loaded American Tactical 1991, .45 caliber gun. Officers also seized $534 in cash and narcotics.
Vega was arrested and charged with third-degree strangulation, breach of peace, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, and interfering with police.