"While we were working on the rigs getting ready for our day tour, I saw a man dragging a woman who was crying and screaming down the street," said Ortiz, 51, an 18-year FDNY veteran. "Once I got closer, the man starts hacking at the woman. He hits her six, eight, maybe 10 times. So, we [he and Trainor] bum-rush him and get him against the fence."
Security video captures the two men subduing Huang as You, bleeding profusely, runs from the scene, the New York Post said Monday.
A third firefighter, Shane Clarke, pursued You down Canal Street and eventually he and a police patrol located her several blocks away, screaming for help.
You is listed in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital, but is expected to survive, officials said.
Written by United Press International