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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have arrested a man who they say choked a 23-year-old woman.

Raul Castaneda-Peralta, 19, of Woodbridge has been charged with strangulation after he choked a female acquaintance until she was unconscious, officials said.

The victim told police that she was in a verbal altercation with the suspect when he pushed her onto the bed and began to choke her, officials said.

When the victim awoke, she immediately went to the hospital where police were contacted.

She was treated for minor injuries to her neck and shoulder areas.