Police arrest man accused of chokehold, gunpoint robbery

UPDATE Feb. 23, 2017: A grand jury declined to indict Melvin Guerra and dismissed the case against him.

A suspect accused of placing a man in a chokehold and puting a gun to his head beofre robbing him inside a Bronx subway station has been arrested by police.

A suspect accused of placing a man in a chokehold and puting a gun to his head beofre robbing him inside a Bronx subway station has been arrested by police. (1/5/17)

THE BRONX - UPDATE Feb. 23, 2017: A grand jury declined to indict Melvin Guerra and dismissed the case against him. For the latest coverage, click here.

A suspect accused of placing a man in a chokehold and putting a gun to his head before robbing him inside a Bronx subway station has been arrested, police say. 

Melvin Guerra, 38, of the Bronx, was arrested Wednesday after police say he placed a 34-year-old man in a chokehold and pointed a gun at his head inside the 231st Street and Broadway subway station on Nov. 6.

Guerra is also accused of stealing the man's wallet and cellphone.

He is facing multiple robbery charges, according to police. 

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