IRVINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A local fire chief is being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a woman during a stabbing in Irvington.
While driving his daughters to play softball around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Irvington fire Chief Chris DePaoli saw a man stabbing a woman near the Metro-North train station, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.READ MORE: David Robinson, 53, Arrested For Murder Of Woman Who Died After Falling Down Stairs At Subway Station
DePaoli said he initially thought the incident was a purse snatching. But when he jumped out of his car, he saw a man “plunging a knife into the girl.”
DePaoli grabbed a softball bat and confronted the attacker, telling him to stop.