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'Opie & Anthony' host arrested for choking woman

'Opie & Anthony' host arrested for choking woman
Posted at 4:54 AM, Dec 21, 2015

Radio host Anthony Cumia, formerly the co-host of SiriusXM's "Opie and Anthony," has been arrested after a violent encounter with a woman at his New York home, according to a report.

The incident happened on Saturday, according to New York's WPIX-TV. Cumia was arrested and accused of strangulation, assault, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment.

The woman's name was not released and her relationship to Cumia was not immediately known, according to WPIX.

The controversial radio personality was arraigned on Sunday morning and released without bail. He is reportedly due back in court in January.

Cumia was fired by SiriusXM in 2014 after posting a series of insensitive tweets. His former show continues to air on SiriusXM, under the new title "Opie with Jim Norton."

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.