FREMONT — A Fremont man is facing charges that he tried to hang his girlfriend from a backyard tree.
Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Howard is scheduled to be arraigned on attempted murder and criminal threat charges on Tuesday. He will likely be assigned an attorney at the hearing.
Police say they found Howard Sunday evening standing behind his girlfriend, who was tied to a tree with a rope fashioned as a noose around her neck. Her hands were tied behind her back.
Howard was allegedly continuing to wrap the rope around her neck.
Police tell the San Jose Mercury News officers caught the woman when Howard pushed her toward an embankment and arrested Howard after a brief chase.
Police went to the home after receiving a call from a woman who said her boyfriend had tied her up.