Police: Man breaks in, threatens ex

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KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say a man assaulted his ex-girlfriend, then broke into a Kalamazoo Township home and threatened her with a knife.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Bronson Avenue, according to the Kalamazoo Township Police Department.

Police were called to the scene by a resident who said she was in her yard talking with her friend, a 32-year-old woman, when the friend’s 31-year-old ex-boyfriend showed up.

The pair began to argue, the resident said. The ex-boyfriend then allegedly grabbed the ex-girlfriend’s throat. The ex-girlfriend freed herself, ran into the resident’s house and locked the door, the resident said.

The man then broke into the house and threatened the ex-girlfriend with a knife, the resident alleged.

The women told the man they had called police, and he took off. Police found him a few blocks away. The knife was found between the house where the alleged assault happened and where the suspect was located, police say.

The man faces charges of first-degree home invasion and felonious assault. He was already wanted on three outstanding warrants, police say.

Police say the ex-girlfriend sustained minor injuries to her neck when the man grabbed her, but that she did not need medical treatment.

The case is expected to be forwarded to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor on Tuesday.

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