NEW BRITAIN - A Hartford man was held on $250,000 bond following his arraignment Wednesday on charges he repeatedly threatened to kill a woman while holding a knife.
Tyrone Down, 38, of 132 Collins St., Hartford, allegedly punched the woman in the face several times after he had been drinking and then brandished the knife and made the threats, police said.
The victim told police Down also put the knife to his own chest and threatened to cut himself and report that the victim had injured him.
Dispatchers received a call about the incident at 12:45 a.m. and could hear in the background a male voice saying, “I may as well kill you before they get here.”
Officers forced entry into the residence after no one answered the locked door when they arrived. Dowd was taken into custody without incident, police said. Police did not give any information about the location of the incident because Dowd and the victim are in a domestic relationship.
Dowd was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening, second-degree strangulation and disorderly conduct.
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