Man Attacks Woman as Children Hide and Call Police: PD

A Hartford man is accusing of assaulting and choking his girlfriend as the woman's children hid in a bathroom and called for help. 

Police said officers responded to an undisclosed address at 5:36 p.m. Sunday after the victim’s daughter called them and told them that her mother’s boyfriend had a knife and was assaulting and choking the woman. 

Police identified the suspect as 36-year-old John Jenkins, of Hartford. 

They said he had entered the residence without permission, got into an argument with the woman, grabbed a large knife during the altercation and tried to rob her of money. 

During the assault, two juveniles hid in the bathroom and called for police, police said. 

Jenkins ran when officers arrived and they took him into custody after a brief struggle. 

He was charged with home invasion, strangulation in the second degree, assault in the third degree, two counts of risk of injury, second-degree threatening, interfering with police, disorderly conduct, possession of a dangerous weapon, and criminal attempt robbery in the first. 

Major crimes has been notified.

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