A Plymouth man has been arrested for allegedly trying to strangle his wife at Massachusetts General Hospital, a Boston police spokesman said.
Officer Eddy Chrispin said officers on the hospital's police force placed John J. Riley, 60, of Plymouth, under arrest shortly before 4 p.m. today after staffers observed him placing both hands around the neck of his 66-year-old wife, who was a patient at the hospital, in an apparent effort to strangle her.
Riley was charged with assault with intent to murder, assault and battery under the state's domestic violence statute, and assault and battery on a person over 65, Chrispin said. Riley is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court.
A hospital spokeswoman said tonight that the victim remained hospitalized but was in good condition.
On the beat
Columnist Shirley Leung says Boston mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh should focus on middle-class housing. Read more