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CrimeSheriff says machete used in attacks on Appalachian Trail

01:45  12 may  2019
01:45  12 may  2019 Source:

Appalachian Trail machete attack: Man arrested and charged in assault that killed one hiker

Appalachian Trail machete attack: Man arrested and charged in assault that killed one hiker A Massachusetts man faces a federal murder charge after he allegedly attacked two hikers on the Appalachian Trail, leaving one of them dead, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); James Jordan, 30, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with one count of murder and one count of assault with the intent to murder, the US Attorney's Office said in a statement.

NEW DETAILS: Hiker suspect in assault on Appalachian Trail , sheriff says .

The Sheriff Department said it’s common for hikers to carry knives on them, which isn’t illegal in North Carolina. Hikers reported he had a machete and was chasing people with a shovel. Reporter Kristen Gallant met two Appalachian Trail hikers who said that they ran into the hiker who goes by

WYTHEVILLE, Va. — A Virginia sheriff says a man attacked two people on the Appalachian Trail with a machete.

WJHL reports that the Wythe County Sheriff's Office issued a statement Saturday saying two hikers reported that a man with a machete was assaulting people on the trail in Wythe County.

A man and a woman were injured. Their names and conditions weren't immediately available. Deputies arrested a male suspect, whose name wasn't released.

Sheriff Keith Dunagan previously said the man was assaulted early Saturday in Wythe County and the woman in Smyth County.

The Appalachian Trail runs through the western tip of Wythe County. The sheriff's office said the trail remained closed Saturday evening on the Smyth and Bland County ends coming into Wythe.

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