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Firefighters catch man hanging woman on underpass and manage to rescue her

By Mason White 1:35 PM July 8, 2016
Juan Echeveste Alba 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) Firefighters in Utah, are called heroes after saving a woman’s life on the way home from another call.

The firefighters were called to a field on a report of grass on fire.

The crews from the Unified Fire Authority, had been sent to Parleys Canyon in Salt Lake, but they returned after finding nothing.

As they performed a U-turn to return to the station, they spotted a car that was blocking their path in the underpass.

The crew of four men went to investigate and found 22-year-old Juan Echeveste Alba, pulling a rope that was around a woman’s neck.

According to police, the woman was crying and trying to grab the rope to stop it from choking her. When Alba spotted the firefighters, he grabbed the woman and shoved her into his car in an attempt to get away.

However, firefighters managed to hold him down until Utah Highway Patrol officers arrived.

Alba was arrested for attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping.

The woman was treated for cuts and bruises, but was otherwise unharmed during the ordeal.

The underpass is usually very quiet with very few cars passing, so the firefighters came at the right time and saved the woman’s life.