Woman choked, strangled in Altoona

Anthony Eckenrode, 23, of Altoona, told police he had "just snapped" and hit a woman multiple times and choked her. 

The woman and Eckenrode entered into a verbal dispute around 6 p.m. on July 2 at East Walton Avenue in Altoona. The dispute escalated into a physical confrontation resulting in numerous bruise marks and cuts to the face and arms of the woman. 

Eckenrode was transported to Blair County Prison and is being charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment. 

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