South San Francisco man arrested on suspicion of assaulting his pregnant wife 

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A South San Francisco man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting his pregnant wife, a police spokesman said Tuesday.

The 33-year-old man was arrested after police were called to the couple's home in the 400 block of Avalon Drive about 2:45 p.m. Monday, South San Francisco police Sgt. Bruce McPhillips said.

Police believe the man and his 31-year-old wife were arguing when he grabbed her and started to choke her, according to McPhillips.

The victim, who was reportedly holding the couple's 14-month-old baby at the time, was able to free herself and call police, he said.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene for minor injuries.

The man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and was booked into San Mateo County Jail without bail, Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

He was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, she said.

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