Man Punched Teen, Strangled Woman: Police

Hamden police have arrested a man accused of punching a teenager in the face and strangling a woman during a burglary.

Police arrested Anthony Washington, 40, of Knox Street in West Haven on Sunday. He is charged with third-degree burglary, third degree strangulation, two counts of third degree assault, third degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

On Sunday, police responded to a report of a “fight in progress” at a home on Woodin Street. Police said Washington broke into his ex-wife’s home then attacked two family members, a 15-year-old boy and a 42-year-old woman. According to police, Washington punched the teen and strangled the woman, dragging her around the house.

The female victim was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the teen suffered a jaw injury.

Police said they found Washington nearby and arrested him. He was released on a $10,000 bond and expected to appear in court in Meriden on August 5.

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