05/23/2012 01:47 pm ET

Kang Wang Allegedly Attacks Wife, Liu Huizhen, With Meat Cleaver; Son Intervenes

A mentally ill Queens man allegedly hacked his wife with a meat cleaver early Wednesday morning, police sources tell ABC.

Liu Huizhen, 52, is in critical condition at New York Hospital-Queens, after suffering multiple blows to the head and arms.

Police arrested her husband, 53-year-old Kang Wang, who had just been released from the psychiatric ward of Elmhurst Hospital on Tuesday. Wang was still wearing his hospital gown during the arrest.

The couple got into a fight around 5:45 AM inside their Flushing apartment at 42-11 Parsons Boulevard when Wang took out a cleaver and started to hit Huizhen. Their son, 22-year-old Nianwen Wang, disrupted the fight until police arrived.

“I heard these three screams — horrible screams,” neighbor Jim Feng told The New York Daily News.