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Buffalo man accused of choking, slugging woman

Alex Overton, 21, of East Delavan Avenue, was arrested late Wednesday night after allegedly choking and slugging a woman on Purdy Street, Buffalo police said.

The woman, who was taken for medical treatment, told police officers she was arguing with Overton in the second block of Purdy when he began assaulting her.

Overturn was arrested on Purdy about 10:44 p.m., police said. He was charged with criminal obstructing of breathing,third-degree assault and second-degree harassment. Overton remained in custody at the Erie County Holding Center Thursday night.

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