A New York City man was arrested on Thursday for stabbing his wife repeatedly with a screwdriver as she sat in a Manhattan barber shop, police said.
Jose Castillo, 66, faces attempted murder and weapons possession charges for the attack, which left his wife, 38, with multiple wounds "throughout the body,” a police spokeswoman wrote in an emailed statement to Oxygen.com.
Though Castillo's wife was initially thought to have been killed, she survived, according to News4 New York, a local NBC affiliate.
A motive is not known at this time.
The attack was captured by video surveillance footage.
The video shows Castillo, in a black jacket, approach his victim as she sits on a bench in the barber shop. He has his right hand in the jacket’s pocket. Suddenly, he pulls his hand out of the jacket pocket and cocks it back, revealing a screwdriver.
Castillo then stabs his wife repeatedly, aiming for the upper part of her body.
A person inside the barber shop rushes forward and tries to stop him, and that person wrestles with Castillo for control of the screwdriver. The struggle takes them whirling through the barber shop.
Meanwhile, the woman, who had been crouched down and hiding behind a barber chair as the two struggled, makes a run for the front door of the shop, and the street. But Castillo breaks free from the other man, and pins his wife behind the door, while raising the screwdriver and repeatedly stabbing at her again.
The man who originally intervened reappears, and tries to pull Castillo away. The woman makes it out into the street, but Castillo again breaks free of the good Samaritan, and stabs his wife more with the screwdriver while pinning her to the sidewalk.
Finally, another man intervenes, and Castillo runs off, leaving his wife holding her neck and bleeding.
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