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.

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

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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