CT Congressional candidate facing domestic assault charges

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WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Police say they arrested a local politician for a possible domestic assault in Wethersfield Monday evening.

Wethersfield Police said 29-year-old Thomas Gilmer of Madison was arrested around 9:45 p.m. Monday. Madison police said they assisted with the arrest.

Police said Gilmer is charged with strangulation and unlawful restraint.

He was released on a $5,000 bond and was arraigned in New Britain Superior Court Tuesday. He is due back in court Sept. 23.

WATCH: Thomas Gilmer arrives at court in New Britain Tuesday morning

The Associated Press reports Gilmer was running for U.S. House to represent Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District as a Republican but has since dropped out of the race.

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