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CanadaNova Scotia woman 'played dead' during knife attack on Virginia trail

15:06  16 may  2019
15:06  16 may  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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A woman who survived a machete attack on the Appalachian Trail played dead while she fell to the ground with stab wounds, then walked The victims' names have not yet been released. Documents from the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia alleged in grisly detail how a threatening

A woman played dead so she could fend off a knife -wielding man accused of killing a hiker and threatening others in two separate incidents along the The woman trekked six miles through a stretch of the trail in southwestern Virginia to report the attack early Saturday, according to court documents.

Nova Scotia woman 'played dead' during knife attack on Virginia trail© The Associated Press James L. Jordan is shown in this booking photo from May 11, 2019. The photo is provided by the Washington County, Va., Sheriff's Office.

A Nova Scotia woman has been injured and an American man killed in a violent attack by a man allegedly wielding a knife on a Virginia hiking trail.

James L. Jordan of West Yarmouth, Mass., has been charged with murder and assault with the intent to murder in connection with the incident last weekend on the Appalachian Trail.

Investigators allege that he stabbed 43-year-old Ronald S. Sanchez Jr. of Oklahoma to death during an argument and that he chased a woman and stabbed her multiple times.

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James Jordan, 30, made his first court appearance and is charged with attacking hikers and killing a man along the trail in Southwest Virginia .

A woman played dead so she could fend off a knife -wielding man accused of killing a hiker and threatening others in two separate incidents along Two hikers met the woman on the trail and helped her trek six miles to Smyth County, where she called 911. A sheriff’s office investigator interviewed her

United States Attorney's Office said it is not releasing the identity of the injured woman.

But Wythe County Chief Deputy Charles Foster said Wednesday it was "his understanding" that the woman is from Nova Scotia.

Acting 'disturbed and unstable'

Court documents allege the 30-year-old Jordan was "acting disturbed and unstable, and was playing his guitar and singing" when he approached four hikers on the trail within the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests on May 10.

A criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Wythe County, Va., said the group of hikers made camp in Wythe County later in the evening, and that Jordan began threatening them.

"Jordan spoke to the hikers through their tents, and threatened to pour gasoline on their tents and burn them to death," said the document, signed by Special Agent Micah Childers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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One of the victims, a woman , played dead , later managed to flee the scene and caught up with the other two hikers, the document said. Authorities took Jordan into custody and found the other victim dead at the scene of the attack . Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive, or whether they

A woman who survived the fatal machete attack on the Appalachian Trail on Saturday played dead to At his Monday hearing in Abingdon, Virginia , Judge Pamela M. Sargent ordered Jordan to But Jordan quickly returned, this time brandishing a knife , the complaint alleges. Two of the hikers fled

Nova Scotia woman 'played dead' during knife attack on Virginia trail© fotohunter/Shutterstock Police say four hikers were attacked by a man wielding a knife on May 10 in Virginia. A Nova Scotia woman was injured.

The hikers decided to pack up and leave, but as they tried to depart the campsite, Jordan approached them with a knife.

Two of the hikers ran into the woods, and Jordan chased them. The suspect then returned to the campsite and began arguing with Sanchez Jr., referred to in the documents as "Victim #1."

"Victim #2 watched as Jordan began stabbing Victim #1 in the upper part of the body. Victim #2 watched as Victim #1 fell to the ground, at which point she ran," the document said.

"Victim #2 began to tire, at which point Jordan caught up with her. She turned to face Jordan and raised her arms as if to surrender, when Jordan began stabbing her."

The document said she fell to the ground and "played dead." Jordan then left to find his dog.

Taken to hospital

The documents said at 2:30 a.m. on May 11, 911 dispatch in Wythe County received a call from a male and female hiker, who reported "they were being chased by a man with a machete."

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Roughly 40 minutes later, a woman called 911 advising them of the attack. She was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds.

A tactical team entered the campsite where the initial attack began shortly after 6 a.m. the same day, and took Jordan into custody.

Sanchez Jr. was pronounced dead at the scene, and a knife was located nearby.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Brian McGinn said in an email that Jordan appeared in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Va., on Monday.

McGinn said a judge ordered that he be detained and that a mental competency evaluation be conducted, which is due by Aug. 1.

The documents also alleged that Jordan was known by the hikers through social media, stemming from an alleged incident in April 2019 in Unicoi County, Tenn., in which he allegedly threatening hlkers on the Appalachian Trail.

According to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, spanning from Maine to Georgia.

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