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(NEW YORK) — Investigators are looking into an alleged choking incident involving former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and a 25-year-old victim.

According to a law enforcement official, the victim said Spitzer allegedly choked her at the Plaza Hotel on Saturday, but she “sustained no injuries of substance” despite cutting her arm when she left the hotel.

She was treated at a hospital for her cut, but it was not serious and she was not admitted, according to the official.

The official also said the two were in “some sort of romantic relationship for about two years” and it looked like the victim was planning on breaking up with the 56-year-old former governor as she was planning to leave New York that evening.

The woman initially identified Spitzer to police, but did not press charges, according to a law enforcement official.

Spitzer’s spokeswoman Lisa Linden said, “There is no truth to the allegation.”

The former governor made headlines in 2008 when he had to resign from office over a prostitution scandal.

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