Man charged after attempting to strangle woman

Photo shows Boda Wu from a previous arrest. (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A West Lafayette man faces multiple felonies after prosecutors said he approached a woman on Purdue’s campus and tried to strangle her with a phone cord.

Last month, Purdue police were dispatched to Purdue Mall Drive. A woman said 21-year-old Boda Wu came up to her and wrapped a phone cord around her neck.

The woman managed to scream and get untangled from the cord. According to court documents, that is when Wu grabbed her throat with both hands.

Witnesses heard the victim scream and ran over to help get Wu off the woman. Those witnesses held Wu down until police arrived.

The victim stated that she did not know Wu, and he never spoke during the attack.

Wu is facing five charges including battery, strangulation and criminal confinement. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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