Woman walks up behind teen at Queens restaurant, puts her in chokehold

ASTORIA, Queens (WABC) -- Police arrested a woman who choked a 16-year-old girl at a restaurant in Queens.

Authorities confirm 36-year-old Minerva Martinez was brought into custody and charged with strangulation.
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Police are searching for a man who started to strangle a 16-year-old girl at a restaurant in Queens.


They believed she walked up to a teen sitting at an Astoria restaurant and wrapped her arm around the woman's neck.

A good samaritan intervened and the suspect walked off.

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