Spokane man accused of assaulting girlfriend

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Spokane police have arrested a 28-year-old man accused of attempting to strangle his live-in girlfriend.

Police say Wayne S. Cooper was booked into jail Saturday on investigation of second-degree assault.

Officers who responded to the call Saturday afternoon searched the neighborhood for Cooper, after he reportedly fled the house with a handgun.

One officer was eventually able to call Cooper on his cell phone and convince him to contact officers.