NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Manhattan man has been arrested on assault charges in the death of his 63-year-old mother.

Police say 45-year-old Leonard Arzu was involved in a domestic dispute with his mother in their apartment on Sunday when he threw her to the ground. EMS responded and took the mother to the hospital after she complained of difficulty breathing.

Police say the mother, identified as Betty Arzu, was pronounced dead on arrival.

The son was arrested at the scene. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.

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