Firefighters Heroes in Meat Cleaver Attack

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NEW YORK CITY, New York (CBS2) — Firefighters were credited with helping save a woman attacked with a meat cleaver in Chinatown.

Police said a man attacked his wife with the cleaver, right in front of the Chinatown Fire Department.

A group of firefighters saw the man grabbing at his wife and then pull the cleaver from his waistband and begin hitting her.

The firefighters tackled the man until police could arrive. They said he hit the woman six to 10 times with the cleaver, and he is now in the hospital undergoing a psych evaluation.

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