Radford man arrested for abduction, strangulation after police called for unresponsive individual

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(Photo: Courtesy Radford City Public Information Officer)

(Photo: Courtesy Radford City Public Information Officer)

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Police arrested a Radford man Friday morning for strangulation and other charges in connection with a domestic incident earlier in the day.

According to the Radford City Police Department, officers responded to a call for emergency medical services in the 100 block of 9th Street for an unresponsive individual at 2:12 a.m. on Friday, April 17. Radford Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the individual to the New River Valley Medical Center, police say.

Investigators reportedly discovered there was a domestic incident involving a weapon. After obtaining warrants, the Radford City Emergency Response Team arrested 33-year-old Andrew Johnathan Byrd without incident at 8:25 a.m. on Friday, according to police.

The department says Byrd has been charged with abduction, strangulation, and assault and battery of a household member. Byrd was taken to the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

This is part of an ongoing investigation.

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