DC man accused of punching and strangling a 72-year-old woman, threatened her with knife: police

The Metropolitan Police Department continues to investigate an assault of a 72-year-old woman with a dangerous weapon.

Police say the suspect, 58-year-old Michael Alston of Washington, D.C. was arrested and charged on February 5th, with strangulation and assault with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly punched a 72-year-old female, strangled her, and threatened her with a knife. The victim managed to escape. 

Alston was presented to a magistrate judge and was later released on GPS monitoring.

This remains an ongoing investigation. 


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