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Must see video: FDNY firefighters to the rescue as man hacks wife with meat cleaver in Chinatown.

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(Thanks to P.J. Norwood for alerting to this story.)

Kristan Conley & Amy Stretton, New York Post:

Two heroic city firefighters pounced on a meat-cleaver-wielding maniac this morning as he hacked his terrified wife, authorities said.

The bloody domestic attack occurred outside Fong’s Trading at 74 Canal St. in Chinatown — and was captured on chilling security video.

Firefighters Jose Ortiz and James Trainor, who work across the street at Engine Company 9, Ladder Company 6, said they first heard the couple screaming at each other and tussling around 10:24 a.m.


As they ran to help her, they say the man took out a meat cleaver and started to attack her. 

The firefighters were able to separate the two and subdue the attacker.

The wounded woman fled from the scene before she was stopped and turned over to EMT’s for medical care.

The 24-year old victim suffered wounds to her face, back and hips, and was transported to Bellevue Hospital.

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    Great job, men.

  • Fire21

    Oh Lord, now we have to register meat cleavers!

    • Fire21

      Nice work by the FDNY guys.

  • ANON

    Luckily, New York seems to produce more heroes than wackos. Great job.

  • Harry Rampe

    Never a dull moment in FDNY. Nice job men.

  • Former Chief

    Nice job Brothers. I hope the POS gets some serious time behind bars.

  • Bobby Wells

    Great job FDNY, she was lucky!

  • ukfbbuff

    Good job! Fine example of what it is that we do.

    Too bad some of our Political Pundits can’t seem to realize this.

  • Joe

    ohhhh… what about staging till the scene is secure??? for all you safety sallies out there, this is how you do it. You can’t always wait till the scene is secure, you have to go in and act, that’s what they pay us for, and that’s what we signed up to do this job for.