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MANASSAS (WUSA9) -- A woman was taken to the hospital she was choked during an argument, police said.

It happened at the 10100 Block of Brandon Way in Manassas at around 2:28 a.m. on Friday.

Taron Leonard Alston, 27, of Manassas was arrested and charged with 'strangulation' after he choked a woman, police said.

"The victim, a 44 year old woman of Manassas, reported to police that she and the accused, a known acquaintance, were involved in a verbal altercation which escalated. During the encounter, the accused choked the victim," police said in a news release.

Alston is being held without bond and his court date is pending.

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