ROSENDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York anesthesiologist choked a woman and forced her to swallow a pill that could cause an abortion after she told him she was pregnant, police said.

Deputies responded Wednesday night to a “no voice” 911 call from a home in the town of Rosendale, 60 miles south of Albany, according to the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office.

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Thomas Pfeiffer, 44, of Red Hook had choked the woman and forced her to swallow a ‘Plan B’ pill that could cause an abortion after she told him a home pregnancy test had come out positive, police said.

The victim suffered injuries to her throat and neck, police said. She was taken to a local hospital, treated and released.

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Pfeiffer was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree abortion and assault.

He’s being held in the county jail on $50,000 cash bail or $100,000 bond.

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