What do you do after cutting off your pregnant wife’s arm and a couple of fingers? Take a trip to Niagara Falls of course. He was actually trying to sneak into Canada, in flagrant disregard for their immigration laws. He tried to sneak across the border in a bus’s luggage compartment, and at the time of his arrest, he was wearing a life jacket.
A New York City man who allegedly cut off his pregnant wife’s arm and escaped Brooklyn was arrested near Niagara Falls on Saturday — as police said he may have been plotting to swim to Canada.
Yong Lu, 35, was taken into custody in the One Niagara building around 7:45 p.m., The Buffalo News reported.
Niagara Falls Police tweeted a photo of Lu getting arrested in a food court. The department credited the New York Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force for aiding in the arrest.
Lu was wanted for allegedly cutting off his wife’s arm and two fingers on her left hand with a steak knife in Sunset Park on Thursday just after noon, according to the New York Post.
Lu’s wife, 31-year-old Yang Li, was inside their home waiting for their 7-year-old son to finish school. Lu reportedly became angry and went on a rampage.
Good thing it wasn’t a “gravity knife” he used. I heard those are dangerous.
Very proud of the professionalism displayed by one of our newest officers!
This is a text book arrest due to proactive policing during a potentially deadly situation that ended without force and the apprehension of a very dangerous suspect
And all with his NFPD 8 point hat on! pic.twitter.com/vKYAbVJ38G
— Chief DalPorto (@ChiefNFPD) June 24, 2018