Federal authorities said a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured. U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said in a news release Sunday that James L. Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was arrested early Saturday and charged with murder and assault.
The Wythe County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Saturday that two hikers reported a man with a machete was attacking people. The federal release doesn’t identify the weapon but describes the attack as a “deadly stabbing.”
Authorities say the federal charges against Jordan will be filed officially on Monday and Jordan will have a first appearance in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. It wasn’t clear if Jordan has an attorney.
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