Police: 20-Year-Old Man Strangles College Security Guard

A 20-year-old Vermont man has been taken into custody on charges that he choked a college security guard until he was unconscious.

Authorities say Justin Stevens was arrested Sunday and charged with suspicion of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

Officers responded to the College of Saint Joseph in Rutland on Sunday morning for a report of someone attempting to run over a security guard with a car. Officials say the 24-year-old guard tried to break up a party and was confronted by Stevens.

Investigators say the West Rutland man chased the security guard and strangled him until he was unconscious before taking off. The guard suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Stevens was scheduled for arraignment Monday. It's unclear if he has an attorney and a phone number couldn't be found for him. 

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