SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Sioux Falls man is accused of choking his girlfriend, the mother of his children, and threatening her with a BB gun.

Police say the 23-year-old man was arrested for aggravated assault domestic and simple assault. Spokesman Sam Clemens says the girlfriend was going to take their children and leave the home Sunday, but the man pulled out the gun. Clemens says he also left bruises when he choked her.

The woman made it out of the house with three children. A fourth child, a baby, was in the house when police arrived and arrested the man. The children were not injured.

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