Man charged in Delaware Wawa attack

Rehoboth Beach, Del. - September 4, 2010

Russell Swartz was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly punching and placing his 48-year-old girlfriend in a choke hold while in her vehicle in the store's parking area.

He is also accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and threatening a witness who tried to assist the victim.

The witness was not injured and the girlfriend did not require medical treatment.

Swartz is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institute on a $2,000 bond and has been charged with strangulation, assault and terroristic threatening, according to police.

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