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FDNY subdues man hitting wife with cleaver

Feb. 25, 2013 at 3:23 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Two New York City firefighters are being credited for saving a woman's life in Chinatown as her husband hacked her with a meat cleaver.

Firefighters Jose Ortiz and James Trainor were outside their fire station on Canal Street in Chinatown about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when they heard a man and woman screaming at each other. When they looked again, the man, identified by police as Ming Guang Huang, 28, hacking at his wife, Jinyia You, 24, with a meat cleaver.

"While we were working on the rigs getting ready for our day tour, I saw a man dragging a woman who was crying and screaming down the street," said Ortiz, 51, an 18-year FDNY veteran. "Once I got closer, the man starts hacking at the woman. He hits her six, eight, maybe 10 times. So, we [he and Trainor] bum-rush him and get him against the fence."

Security video captures the two men subduing Huang as You, bleeding profusely, runs from the scene, the New York Post said Monday.

A third firefighter, Shane Clarke, pursued You down Canal Street and eventually he and a police patrol located her several blocks away, screaming for help.

You is listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital, but is expected to survive, officials said.

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