- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say firefighters stopped a Salt Lake City man trying to strangle a woman with a rope under a highway overpass.

KUTV reports (https://bit.ly/29hJvYC) that firefighters happened across the scene Tuesday while responding to reports a fire near an Interstate 80 overpass.

They couldn’t find a fire, but on the way out noticed a strangely parked car. Police say they stopped and saw 22-year-old Juan Echeveste holding a rope around a woman’s neck, trying to kill her.

Police say Echeveste tried to force her into a car and drive away when he saw the firefighters, but they stopped him and held him until Utah Highway Patrol troopers arrived. He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and kidnapping.

No lawyer was immediately listed for Alba in court records.


Information from: KUTV-TV, https://www.kutv.com/

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