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.
The 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)