Woman attacked by husband with screwdriver in New York City barber shop
A 38-year-old woman was attacked by her husband with a screwdriver while she was sitting in a barber's shop in upper Manhattan, New York. The entire incident was caught on camera as the pair could be seen struggling from one end of the shop to just outside the door.
Reports state that the couple, who share the custody of their five-year-old daughter, continued their brawl onto the street.
The clip shows 66-year-old Jose Castillo, from Washington Heights, repeatedly attacking the woman with the sharp tool as she desperately fights back to escape the assault.
The incident occurred at about 8:30 am on Thursday when the woman was sitting on a bench inside the shop.
One of the shop's owners, Angel Sierra, attempted to stop the fight by trying to drag Castillo away, however, the man was too strong for the owner.
Castillo pushed Sierra out of his way and continued to attack his wife.
The woman reportedly attempted to escape her husband, however, Castillo chased her and dragged her back into the store.
After a few minutes of struggle, she ran outside the stop again and he attacked her the second time and knocked her to the ground, reports state.
Castillo fled the scene after a passerby on the sidewalk intervened. The shop owners alerted the authorities about the incident and Castillo was later arrested on Thursday.
He has been charged with attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon. He's currently being held on $250,000 bail.
The woman reportedly survived the attack and was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital.
The store owner, Sierra, visited her in the hospital where she was recovering, however, he added that she was not doing well and was breathing through a tube, according to reports.
The woman, who recently arrived from the Dominican Republic, was treated for stab wounds and multiple lacerations.