FAYETTEVILLE — 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 the 54-year-old woman’s left arm had been severed below the elbow. Police officers quickly performed life-saving measures.
Court document say that police officers arrived at a residence about 6 a.m. Tuesday.
The woman told police that she had asked 27-year-old Ryan Alexander Tyndall for some Xanax. Court documents said he told her the medication was in the bedroom. After she walked in, she said she felt a sharp pain in her arm and saw that her arm had been cut, court documents stated.
The woman said she ran away. She was airlifted to Duke Medical Center and underwent emergency surgery.
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.