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Cops: Southold man threatened to kill woman

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Update Wednesday 4:30 p.m. — Motorist helped woman escape attack in Greenport; suspect held on bail

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A Southold man attempted to drag a woman into a wooded area in Greenport on Tuesday afternoon and threatened to rape and kill her, Southold Town police said.

Perez_mugThe suspect, Jose Amadeo Perez, 38, was arrested on multiple charges, including felony assault, police said. Police responded to Route 25 in Greenport about 3 p.m. after receiving report of a man physically attacking a woman, officials said. Officers found a 27-year-old woman who reportedly told police that an unknown man threatened her with a pair of cutting shears.

Police located Mr. Perez in the area and he was arrested and held for arraignment.

He also faces charges of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, a felony; second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor; and second-degree harassment.

Top photo: Southold Town police conducting an investigation Tuesday afternoon on Route 25 in Greenport. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

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