NYC man arrested in meat cleaver attack on wife

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Associated Press

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 10:33 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A man has been arrested after authorities said he hacked at his wife with a meat cleaver before firefighters rescued her on a New York City street.

Police say Ming Guang Huang was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation Monday. He was arrested on charges including attempted murder. It's not immediately clear whether the 28-year-old has a lawyer. A message left at a possible phone number for him wasn't immediately returned.

Authorities say the attack unfolded Sunday on Canal Street, a main thoroughfare in New York's Chinatown.

Firefighters say they saw Huang dragging a screaming woman. Authorities say he pulled out the knife and slashed her as firefighters rushed over and subdued him.

Police haven't released the woman's name. She's hospitalized, but her condition isn't immediately available.

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