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Man believed to be responsible for cutting off pregnant wife's arm arrested

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB-TV) - U.S. Marshals confirm a man who is believed to be responsible for cutting off his pregnant wife's arm in New York City has been arrested in Niagara Falls, NY. 

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. 

U.S. Marshals confirm that Lu had purchased a life vest and was arrested without incident. 

Lu will be taken back to New York City late on Saturday or early on Sunday.  

A news release said Yong Lu is believed to have cut off the arm of his wife with a meat cleaver. 

Lu had been wanted by NYPD and the U.S. Marshals for assault in the first degree. 

CBS New York reports the victim was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

According to Crime Stoppers, Lu attempted to solicit a bus driver into letting him hide in a luggage compartment on a bus that was going into Canada. 

The bus driver refused Lu's request. 

U.S. Marshals believe Lu had been in Niagara Falls, NY since Friday. 


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