‘Lucky to be living:’ Woman’s arm re-attached after alleged machete attack

— A Fayetteville man is accused of cutting off his girlfriend’s arm with a machete, according to court documents.

Police officers were called to the 1700 block of Railroad Street just after 6 a.m. Tuesday on reports that a woman’s arm had been cut off, according to the records.

Melissa Norris, 54, told police that she was in the living room she shared with boyfriend Ryan Alexander Tyndall, 27. When she asked Tyndall for her Xanax, he told her it was in the bedroom. She said that when she walked into the bedroom, she felt a sharp pain in her arm and saw that her arm had been cut, according to court records.

Norris ran to the home of Tyndall’s father nearby where he called 911.

The senior Tyndall helped Norris to stop the bleeding before medics arrived.

While officers were on the scene, Ryan Tyndall drove up in the Norris’ car and was taken into custody, officials said. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflecting serious injury.

Norris was airlifted to Duke Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery.

“They did put the arm back on. Yes they did,” said her father, Gary Jackson.

“I don’t know how good it’s going to take, but she’s in a good place. I think, the good lord willing, everything will work out good for her. She is lucky to be living.”

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Published at Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:20:52 +0000

Source: https://www.wral.com/lucky-to-be-living-woman-s-arm-re-attached-after-alleged-machete-attack/18951487/