An Illinois man punched his girlfriend multiple times and held a knife to her throat Friday, according to Madison police.

Police said the alleged domestic violence incident occurred in the early morning at an apartment on University Avenue. Forty-year-old Gary Brown was later arrested on suspicion of second degree reckless endangerment, aggravated battery and disorderly conduct.

The 31-year-old victim also told police she feared she would be killed during the incident.