September 3, 2011
In an incident at about 2 p.m. Friday, Godfrey M. Njenga, 33, of 45 Pratt Ave., Apt. 4, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
Capt. Kevin Staveley of the Lowell Police said an argument between Njenga and his wife became physical and the suspect allegedly pushed his wife to the ground and held a clothes hanger across her throat in an attempt to choke her.
The woman was able to free herself, but then Njenga allegedly held a kitchen knife to her head and threatened to kill her and her 10-year-old son.
The woman was able to call police when she freed herself.
Police arrested Njenga without incident, Capt Staveley said.