STAMFORD — A city man was charged with brutally assaulting a woman who told him he was drinking too much, police said.

Arnuldo Sical, 64, of Givens Avenue, was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree strangulation, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

Sgt. Steve Perrotta said police were called to an apartment on Givens Avenue Sunday night at about 8:30. Perrotta said the incident began when Sical came home and began drinking heavily.

A woman there told Sical she was going to tell his wife, who lives at another address, that he was drinking too much, police said.

Perrotta said Sical became angry and allegedly punched the woman in the face three times with a closed fist. He then allegedly grabbed the woman’s head and struck it on the kitchen counter top several times and the woman fell to the kitchen floor. He then took the woman’s cell phone and wallet and threw it into his bedroom before pouring part of a bottle of alcohol on her face, Perrotta said.

He then grabbed the woman by the throat and allegedly began strangling her while saying he was going to kill her, Perrotta said.

Another person present came to the aid of the woman and pushed Sical off, police said. The assault victim stold police that she lost consciousness while being strangled and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment, police said.

At his arraignment at the Stamford courthouse this week, Judge Bruce Hudock ordered that Sical be held in lieu of a $1,000 court appearance bond. Sical was told to stay away from his apartment where the assault took place and was prohibited from contacting the victim in any way.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com