NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man is facing charges after he grabbed a 35-year-old woman by the neck and threw her against a wall in a dispute late Monday, Norwalk police said.
Zakaria Lahmar, 30, of 515 West Ave., is charged with second-degree unlawful restraint, disorderly conduct, third-degree assault and interfering with a 911 call. His bond was set at $15,000, and he was held for a court appearance on Tuesday.
Police said they were called just after 11 p.m. to the West Avenue address after a 911 call. A woman said that she had gotten into an argument with Lahmar and that it escalated to a physical confrontation, police said. The woman was grabbed by the neck and thrown against a wall, police said.
She was able to get loose and attempted to call 911, but the man kept grabbing the phone from her, police said. He also grabbed her and refused to let her leave, police said. The woman was able to escape and go to a neighboring apartment and call, police said.
A bruise and some red marks were visible on the woman's torso and neck, and she had a small cut on one of her hands, police said.