By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New York state senator from the Bronx is accused of domestic abuse.

Police say Sen. Luis Sepúlveda attacked his estranged wife at their home early Tuesday morning.

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The 56-year-old senator later surrendered to police.

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He was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing after he allegedly choked the woman.

Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt is now calling for Sepulveda to resign.

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