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Port Chester Man Accused of Choking Woman as She Held Baby

Police: Knife plunged into bed where 5-year-old was sleeping.

A Port Chester man was ordered held in the Westchester County Jail in Valhalla after an incident at a Bush Street home where he is accused of choking a woman as she held a baby and then plunging a knife into a bed where a 5-year-old was sleeping, according to Port Chester Police.

Oscar Hernandez-Brito, 24, of 11 Bush Ave., was arrested after an investigation of an domestic violence incident reported to police at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday. Police said a woman who identified herself as Hernandez-Brito's wife called village police and was found with red marks on her neck and multiple scratches.

Lt. James Ladeairous said the woman told village officers that she was choked and threated by Hernandez-Brito as she held her 4-month-old daughter in her arms. Ladeairous said the woman told police that Hernandez-Brito was highly-intoxicated at the time and also threatened her with a knife.

Ladeairous said village officers also found a knife had been plunged into the mattress of a bed where a 5-year-old was sleeping at the home.

Hernandez-Brito was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, second-degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Port Chester Village Court and ordered held in the county jail pending a hearing on Monday.

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