Brooklyn man who allegedly chopped off a woman’s arm is caught in the food court near Niagara Falls

Lu Yong, 35, was arrested Saturday in Niagara Falls allegedly after chopping off his pregnant wife by the arm and fingers at the end of last week.

(New York Police Department)

A New York City man who allegedly cut off his pregnant wife by the arm and escaped from Brooklyn was arrested near Niagara Falls, on Saturday — when the police said that he is plotting to swim to Canada.

Lu Yong, 35, was taken into custody in the One Niagara building around 7:45 pm, The Buffalo News reported.

Niagara Falls Police tweeted a photo of Lu was arrested in a food court. The department credited for the New York Police Department and the U. S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force for help in the arrest.

The pride of professionalism displayed by one of our newest officers!
This is a book arrest by proactive policing during a potentially deadly situation that ended without the use of force and the arrest of a very dangerous suspect
And with the NFPD 8 point hat on!

— Chief DalPorto (@ChiefNFPD) Of 24 June 2018

Lu was wanted for allegedly cutting off his wife by the arm, and two fingers of her left hand with a steak knife in Sunset Park on Thursday, shortly after noon, according to the New York Post.

Lu’s wife, the 31-year-old Yang Li, was in their house waiting for their 7-year-old son to finish school. Lu reportedly became angry and went on a rampage.


Li was rushed to a hospital, where social workers learned of her pregnancy. She was placed in a medical coma, and surgeone reportedly reattached her arm.

Lu Yong said nothing, Sunday, after he was charged, according to the NYPD, and the breaking of his girlfriend in the arm earlier this week in Brooklyn.

Spectrum News NY1 (@NY1) of 24 June 2018

Lu was wearing a life jacket when he was arrested — and the police believed “he was going to swim in” to Canada, Vice-Marshal Brent Novak told The Buffalo News.

.@NYPD72Pct arrested Yong Lu, 35, after he chopped off the woman by the arm and fingers last Thursday. Arrested by @NYPDDetectives in Niagara Falls, on vacation. he says nothing to us – blank stare

— Todd Maisel (@ToddMaisel) Of 24 June 2018

He also tried to hop on a bus as a stowaway, Novak added. “He talked to a bus driver and asked to drive over to Canada in the luggage compartment,” Novak said, but added the bus driver wouldn’t let him.

Lu, according to WIVB, was transported to New York City either late Saturday or early Sunday.

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