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HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON – An area highschool instructor and coach might have saved a lady’s life Monday by coming to her rescue after he discovered her bloodied and stumbling down the center of Noticed Mill River Street.

She had been stabbed six occasions with a screwdriver.

Jeff Michael, forty two, a historical past instructor and hockey coach at Pearl River Excessive Faculty and varsity soccer coach at Valhalla Excessive Faculty, stated he was heading house to West Harrison and was close to Jackson Avenue when he came across the grisly scene.

“I noticed a lady standing in the midst of the street. She was holding her abdomen and she or he was waving her hand within the air,” Michael stated. “So, I ended, I rolled the window down and I requested her, ‘Ma’am, is every little thing okay?’” 

“She began screaming, ‘He stabbed me, he stabbed me. He’s going to kill me,'” he stated. “She stated, ‘Please assist me.'”

Michael gave the lady a soccer jersey to place strain on her wounds and dialed 911.

“That’s when she advised me that her ex-boyfriend was coming,” he stated. “I flip round and her ex-boyfriend drove up in a automotive and simply sort of like got here by and simply began yelling stuff at us. Then he simply stored going.”

Hastings-on-Hudson police stated David Rojas, 38, of Yonkers was arrested after fleeing the scene. He was charged with second-diploma tried homicide and first-diploma tried assault. He was awaiting arraignment in Greenburgh City Courtroom. 

Police stated they acquired a 911 name round 9:39 p.m. on Monday and responded to the scene, which is on the border of the village of Hastings in Greenburgh.

Officers discovered the injured lady however her attacker had fled the scene. The lady was transported to the Westchester Medical Middle in Valhalla whereas surrounding police departments, together with Greenburgh, started a seek for the suspect.

Rojas was arrested by Yonkers police a short while later. 

Police wouldn’t determine Michael by identify, however confirmed the small print of his involvement within the arrest. 

“I simply wasn’t going to show my again,” Michael stated. “What would occur if this was my daughter and I knew anyone turned their again on their daughter?” 

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