A Brooklyn man suspected of trying to cut off his pregnant wife’s arm was taken into custody over the weekend.
The couple reportedly had been fighting before Yong Yu, 38, severed Li Yang’s right arm just above the elbow with a steak knife on Thursday afternoon.
Yang, 35, was rushed to the nearby Bellevue Hospital. She also lost two fingers from her left hand. Yang’s arm was successfully reattached, but her fingers were not. She and her baby are in stable condition, ABC 6 reported.
The man wanted by US Marshals and NYPD for cutting off his wife’s arms in New York City has been captured in Niagara Falls, NY.
Police believe that Young was going to use a lifejacket he purchased from a Walmart in an attempt to swim across the Niagara River into Canada. pic.twitter.com/xoqVH9R1JY
— The Action (@TheAction716) June 24, 2018
New York police carried out a two-day manhunt and found Yu near Niagara Falls on Saturday night, according to the Niagara Falls Reporter.
He was found at a welcome center with a life jacket purchased from Walmart. Authorities believe he was planning to swim across the Niagara River into Canada.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) June 24, 2018
According to neighbors, the couple had been living with their school-age child in their apartment on 55th Street near Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park for two years. They reportedly kept matters to themselves.
“Americans, everybody is working. When we come back, we don’t talk a lot,” a neighbor told New York Daily News.
.@NYPD72Pct arrested Yong Lu, 35, after he hacked off wife’s arm & fingers last Thursday. Arrested by @NYPDDetectives in Niagra Falls, on vacation. he says nothing to us – blank stare https://t.co/HqxJ1zYB8n pic.twitter.com/UFe2H0pcy8
— Todd Maisel (@ToddMaisel) June 24, 2018
Yu is back in Brooklyn to face a charge of first-degree assault.