A 56-year-old local man knocked a person to the ground, then strangled and punched the victim in the head, New Canaan police said.
The incident was reported at 2:30 p.m. Thursday but occurred earlier in the day at a local home, police said.
Officers arrested Andrew O'Malley at his home on Deacons Way and charged him with third-degree assault and second-degree strangulation, police said.
O'Malley was freed on $10,000 bond and was due to appear in court on Friday.
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