Deranged Man Attacks Wife with Meat Cleaver on Canal Street
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[Photo: Daily News]At 10:20 am on any given Sunday, much of the neighborhood is still sleeping or headed to brunch. Yesterday morning, however, one deranged man was busy hacking his wife with a meat cleaver on Canal Street.
Veteran Chinatown Dragon Fighter Jose Ortiz witnessed the beginning of the attack through the open garage door of the Canal Street firehouse (west of Allen). According to the Daily News, the firefighter noticed a crazed 28-year-old dragging his wife down the sidewalk (outside 74 Canal) by the arm while she loudly protested. When Ortiz jumped into action, the dude brandished a meat cleaver, hacked his wife in the head, then took a swing at the first responder. Sensing this crazy escalation, his comrades quickly joined and helped subdue the attacker. A nearby NYPD cruiser was then flagged for the arrest.
His 23-year-old victim, on the other hand, was shuttled to Bellevue Hospital in critical but stable condition. Charges against the “Chinatown Cleaver” are still pending.
Meanwhile, the New York Post scored access to the surveillance tape…