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Female police officer fights off machete-wielding man who attempted to hurt tourists

By Mason White 2:47 PM April 15, 2015
Cao Yu 

By: Mahesh Sarin
A female police officer was hailed as a hero for fighting off a machete-wielding man.

The auxiliary police officer in the province of Guizhou, China, managed to fight with a machete-wielding man for 5 five minutes, until help arrived.

The officer, 22-year-old Cao Yu, was unarmed when she approached the man at the Tashan Square in Anshun.

The officer spotted the man holding a long rusty machete, which he reportedly used during a robbery nearby.

When Cao attempted to question the suspect, he placed the machete to her neck, stabbing her left shoulder in the process.

Yu managed to grab the suspect and fought with him while sustaining 5 wounds in the process.

The officer suffered a number of stab wounds to her hands.

The officer said that she was trying to take the machete from the man and her goal was to keep the man under her control until other officers came to help.

“There were a lot of tourists walking around the square, and I needed to make sure they were safe,” Yu said.

Within five minutes, her colleagues arrived to help subdue the man.

The man was taken into police custody and the officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.