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NYPD: Husband Cuts Off Wife's Arm, Flees Scene

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Police are searching for a man who allegedly cut off his wife's arm during a domestic dispute in Brooklyn.

It happened just after noon Thursday 55th Street and 5th Avenue.

When officers arrived, police said they found the 35-year-old woman with her right arm severed just above the elbow. Police said she also lost two fingers from her other hand in the attack.

The woman was hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

Police said they are searching for the victim's 35-year-old husband, identified as Yong Lu, who fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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