Halifax police are accusing a man of attempted murder after he allegedly choked his ex-girlfriend in her home on Saturday night. 

Police said the 53-year-old man entered his ex-girlfriend's home on Uniacke Street around 6:50 p.m. where he choked and threatened to kill her.

The 40-year-old woman was able to escape and went to a neighbour's home to call the police.

When officers arrived the suspect was still there and officers took him into custody.

Police said the victim declined medical treatment.