Ex-NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer investigated over alleged choking incident

Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s night with a woman at The Plaza hotel on Valentine’s Day weekend went south when the pair started arguing and he allegedly choked her, law-enforcement sources told The Post on Sunday.

The woman told cops she broke a glass and cut her wrists after the fight, sources said. She eventually stopped cooperating.

Officers had rushed to the Midtown hotel after the woman, Svetlana Travis, used her cellphone to call 911 at around 8 p.m. Saturday to say she was having a breakdown and had cut herself, sources said.

​The cops went up to the $1,000-a-night room, and Spitzer answered the door​, source said. Officers asked the disgraced former governor, “Is there a problem?” a source said.

“Everything’s fine. There’s no problem,” Spitzer said, according to the source.

The officers left and called 911, telling an operator to phone Travis back. Travis told a dispatcher that she no longer needed help, sources said.

The cops went back anyway to check, although Travis had by then left the room, sources said.

After Spitzer opened the door a second time, the cops spied broken glass, bloodstains and clothing on the floor and started a search inside, sources said.

The woman reappeared, and the cops called EMS workers to take her for treatment at Roosevelt Hospital, where she told staffers that Spitzer had attacked her, sources said.

On Sunday, Spitzer’s spokeswoman, Lisa Linden, said, “There is no truth to the allegation.”

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