QUINCY (CBS) – A Quincy man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly held his girlfriend against her will for a week and abused her. Matthew McAuliffe is charged with aggravated assault and battery, strangulation, and kidnapping.
Detectives say that the woman ultimately jumped from a second story window to try and escape. Witnesses saw her screaming for help and called police.READ MORE: Watch Live @ 9 AM: Baker Announcement On COVID Vaccinations In Massachusetts
When officers arrived, neighbors told them a man had grabbed the woman and dragged her into an apartment. When police forced their way inside they found the woman unresponsive, along with 32-year-old McAuliffe.READ MORE: CVS Lists Teachers As Eligible For COVID Vaccine Appointments In Massachusetts
The victim was taken to a Boston hospital. McAuliffe was arraigned in Quincy District Court on Thursday morning.
“We want to publicly commend the neighbors for getting involved,” Quincy Police said in a written statement. “They did exactly what we would hope: they contacted 9-1-1 and observed from a safe location.”MORE NEWS: Wednesday's Child: Siblings Jessica & Orlando
They added that the neighbors actions “may very well have saved this young woman’s life.”