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Police say an apparent altercation between two Florida residents walking their dogs escalated into the attempted murder of a 75-year-old woman with a metal leash, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Witnesses in Palm Harbor on Thursday afternoon reported seeing Emanuel Qosaj, 20, battering and choking the woman, whose name was not released. When deputies arrived, they said they were forced to use a Taser to subdue and handcuff Qosaj.

He was charged with attempted murder, simple battery and two counts of battery on an emergency medical care provider.

Related: Florida man gets 14 days in jail for dragging dog behind car

Qosaj's two brothers were also arrested when they tried to interfere with police and became violent, the Times reports.

The victim was hospitalized with "serious but non-life-threatening injuries."

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