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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:30 am

An off-duty employee of the Department of Correction was arrested on May 5 for allegedly assaulting his wife in front of their son.

According to the police, Kelvin Rush, 39 of South Ozone Park was arrested at 3:57 a.m. in his home on 116th Avenue and is now facing multiple charges.

According to the complaint filed with the Queens District Attorney’s Office, Rush grabbed his wife, Shaniquia Rush, “by the neck with one hand and applied pressure.”

The report also says that Rush allegedly used his other hand to shove his thumb down his wife’s throat, obstructing her breathing before wrapping her in a chokehold and punching her in the stomach three times.

Shaniquia informed the police that Kelvin Rush Jr., her 14-year-old son, was present during the entire incident.

Rush has been charged with assault in the third degree, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, harassment in the second degree and endangering the welfare of a child.

Rush is scheduled to appear in court on May 17.

— Tess McRae

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