Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse is telling his side of the story.
Morse says he feared for his life when he was confronted by an 18-year-old man on his front porch on Saturday afternoon..
Morse tells News Channel 13 he didn't grab the man by the throat and choke him.
He does claim that this is the same man who dated his 14-year-old daughter, broke her collarbone while beating her and got both her and Morse's estranged wife hooked on opioids.
Morse says drugs have ended his marriage and separated him from his children.
So far, no charges have been filed in the incident.