Florida Man Tries to Garrote Woman With Shoelace at Miami-Dade Bus Stop

A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly tried to strangle a woman at a bus stop with a shoelace.

Investigators said that Aaron K. Quinones, 27, came up behind the 26-year-old woman at about 11 a.m. Sunday as she was waiting for a bus near Miami International Airport and wrapped the shoelace around her neck, according to WFLA.

The woman fought back, and Quinones began beating her, police said.

A bystander tried to intervene, and Quinones fled. Officers patrolling the area found him a short time later and took him into custody. He was being held without bond, police said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue treated the victim at the scene.

Investigators are seeking more information and would like to speak with the bystander, who left before officers arrived on the scene

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 305-867-7373.

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[Featured image: Aaron Quinones/Miami-Dade Corrections]