LA CROSSE, Wis (WLAX/WEUX) – La Crosse police say an attempted homicide suspect is in custody. On October 3rd, La Crosse Police Officers responded to an incident involving 43-year-old Freeman Cole.

According to La Crosse Police, Cole is accused of approaching a female acquaintance outside of a storage unit at 3400 Fiesta Court, where he pulled her into the storage unit, shut the door and attacked her, strangling and punching her. Cole fled the area after two witnesses saw what was happening and called 911.

A warrant was issued for his arrest on the suspicion of Attempted First-Degree Homicide. Cole was arrested in Florida and is in custody.