FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Police in North Carolina say that a man cut off his girlfriend’s arm with a machete.
Citing court documents, The Fayetteville Observer reports that 54-year-old woman’s left arm had been severed below the elbow.
Police officers quickly performed life-saving measures.
She was airlifted to Duke Medical Center and underwent emergency surgery.
Police said that 27-year-old Ryan Alexander Tyndall was charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflecting serious injury.
He was taken to Cumberland County Detention Center.
It’s unclear if he has an attorney.