By Steve Beck

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A man has been charged with attempting to murder his ex-girlfriend inside a Subway restaurant in New Jersey.

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Yoon S. Choi, 48, of Silver Spring, Md., is charged with first-degree attempted murder, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

The incident happened at about 1 p.m. on December 9th of last year at the Subway restaurant on Sunnybrae Boulevard in Hamilton Township.

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According to investigators, Choi repeatedly stabbed the woman in the neck while in the restaurant.

The victim, a 44-year-old from Connecticut, suffered extensive blood loss, nerve damage and was forced to undergo multiple surgeries to repair her esophagus.

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Choi is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center in lieu of $750,000 bail.