FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WRAL/CNN) - A North Carolina man is in jail, accused of cutting off his girlfriend's arm with a machete.
Ryan Alexander Tyndall, 27, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflecting serious injury.
Tyndall's girlfriend, Melissa Norris, 54, told police that he cut off her arm early Tuesday morning.
Norris was airlifted to Duke Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery to reattach the limb.
Tyndall is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center.