A Stamford man was arrested for attacking his wife in the neck on Wednesday night.
Abdelouahab Hattab, 37, of 485 Fairfield Ave., was charged Thursday with second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, second-degree unlawful restraint and disorderly conduct.
Stamford police Lt. Diedrich Hohn said Hattab’s wife came into headquarters with a friend Thursday to report that he had punched her and cut her neck with a razor the night before.
Hohn said the woman told police that she and Hattab, who are both from Morocco, got into a fight when she refused to turn over her passport and visa to him.
She said that at about 10 p.m. Wednesday after her husband had come home from work and the two began arguing about her hiding the passport and visa. Hattab then punched her, held a razor to her throat while cutting the skin and began dragging her around the apartment by her hair before she passed out, Hohn said.
The woman was so scared that she did not report the attack Wednesday night, but waited until she could get a friend to accompany her to the police department before she made the complaint, Hohn said.
The woman had a cut on her neck and shoulder and other scrapes and bruises on her body. After the complaint was made, police when to Hattab’s place of work in Greenwich and arrested him, Hohn said.
Hattab was held in lieu of a $100,000 bond court appearance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.