New York, NY – A Manhattan man was arrested after allegedly attacking his wife with a meat cleaver.
The attack reportedly took place in Chinatown on Sunday morning. According to CBS New York, a group of firefighters witnessed the attack take place outside of their station. Reports indicate that the suspect was dragging the woman down the street.
A few of the firefighters rushed the man in an attempt to stop the attack. Although they were able to knock the meat clever out of his hands, the man had already caused several serious injuries to his wife’s face, back, and hip.
As the men attempted to subdue the attacker, the victim ran off down the street. Since she was severely wounded from the assault, one of the firefighters gave chase.
Shane Clark followed the woman to a nearby restaurant. He explained:
“I ran up to the commotion, and I could see that she was bleeding heavily all over her body, and so I ran back, I grabbed a trauma bag, and at that point, she was sprinting down the block. I think she was panicked, more than anything else.
“She was very disoriented and very panicked. There was a little bit of a language barrier.”
The New York Post reports that the woman had endured around six to eight cuts from her husband’s meat cleaver attack. After the firefighter and police were able to calm the woman down, paramedics were called to the scene.
The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. Although her condition worsened shortly after she arrived, authorities believe that she will survive.
According to NY1, the man responsible for attacking his wife with a meat cleaver was apprehended by police. However, He has not been formally charged with any crimes as of this writing.
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