Police say Trafford man choked 13-year-old girl
Trafford police arrested a man Thursday night they say strangled and threatened to kill a 13-year-old girl.
Daniel Edward Magill, 43, is charged with strangulation, aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a child and terroristic threats.
Police said the girl called 911 for help around 11:30 p.m. Thursday from inside a bathroom in a home in the 200 block of Adrian Avenue.
Police said the girl told them Magill had come home intoxicated and threatened to kill her. The girl said Magill put her in a headlock and strangled her to the point she was beginning to pass out.
Magill let go when a woman in the house heard the girl yelling for help and went to see what was going on, police said.
The girl, who police said had bruises around her neck, was taken to Forbes Regional Hospital for treatment.
Magill was in the Westmoreland County Jail awaiting an arraignment.
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