An officer with the Riverside (CA) Police Department was reportedly choked nearly to the point of unconsciousness while responding to a domestic disturbance call.
According to the Press-Enterprise, police said officers responded to a call of an intoxicated man throwing things and behaving erratically on Thanksgiving.
Upon arrival, officers encountered the subject—identified as 41-year-old Salvador Mario Martinez—who attacked a female officer, attempting to choke her.
Other responding officers were able to pry Martinez from the officer under attack. Ryan Railsback, spokesman for the Riverside Police Department, said the officer was treated at a local hospital for her injuries.
Martinez now faces charges of attempted murder of a peace officer, false imprisonment and resisting arrest using violence.