Police: Suspect who terrorized girlfriend located

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - A Syracuse man suspected of terrorizing his ex-girlfriend is in custody, police said on Monday.

Police were looking for 49-year-old Paul Melendez, who was wanted on charges including criminal contempt and violating probation.

They say Melendez went to the woman’s home in September, shoving her and smashing her phone so she couldn’t call for help.

According to police, the victim feared for her life.

Police did not say where they located Melendez, but did note that a NewsChannel 9 viewer tipped them off.

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