The Brooklyn man accused of chopping off his pregnant wife’s arm with a steak knife will face attempted murder and assault charges, cops said Sunday.
Yong Lu, 35, who was busted in Niagara Falls on Saturday, was hauled back to Brooklyn Sunday. He’s accused of hacking off his wife’s right arm below her bicep and cutting off two of the fingers on her left hand inside their 55th St. apartment in Sunset Park on Thursday.
Authorities captured Lu, Niagara Falls, after he bought a life jacket at a Walmart. He allegedly, was planning to swim to Canada
The victim, Li Yang, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in NY, after the attack, where doctors reattached her arm, police said.
Officers from the U.S. Marshals Felony Task Force and Niagara Falls police department arrested Yong Lu at the One Welcome Center near the Rainbow Bridge.
Lu was wearing a life jacket when he was arrested, which he had just bought at Walmart Th fugitive police believed “was going to swim across” to Canada, Deputy Marshal Brent Novak said.
He also tried to hop on a bus as a stowaway, Novak added. “He talked to a bus driver and asked to ride over to Canada in the luggage compartment,” Novak said, but added the bus driver wouldn’t let him.
Lu, according to WIVB, was transported back to New York City to face charges.