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NYPD Investigating Eliot Spitzer for Choking Woman

This article first appeared in the New York Post.

The NYPD is investigating allegations that disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer choked a woman during an encounter inside a room at the swanky Plaza Hotel, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.

Cops rushed to the hotel just south of Central Park after the woman — whose relationship to Spitzer is unclear — phoned 911 and said she was having a breakdown and had slashed her wrists around 8 p.m. Saturday, sources said.

​Spitzer — who quit as governor over a hooker scandal in 2008 — answered the door​ when cops knocked and again when they made a follow-up visit a short time later, sources said.

The woman was taken for medical treatment at Roosevelt Hospital, where she told staffers that Spitzer had choked her, sources said.

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