‘Home Improvement’ actor Zachery Ty Bryan arrested, facing assault charge.

Actor Zachery Ty Bryan appears in a Nov. 13, 2016, file photo in Santa Monica, California.

Actor Zachery Ty Bryan appears in a Nov. 13, 2016, file photo in Santa Monica, California.

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EUGENE, Ore. — Zachery Ty Bryan, the actor who played the oldest son on the long-running 1990s sit-com Home Improvement was arrested in Oregon and faces charges of strangulation and assault.

The Eugene Police Department said officers were dispatched to a North Eugene apartment Friday night on a report of a physical dispute. They found Bryan, 39, sitting outside and his girlfriend, 27, at a neighbouring apartment.

Bryan reportedly assaulted the victim, impeded her breathing, and took her phone away when she tried to call 911, police said. The victim declined medical assistance.

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Bryan was booked into Lane County jail after 1 a.m. Saturday.

A message left with a possible agent for Bryan was not immediately returned. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

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