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Mass. Man Charged in Fatal Attack on Appalachian Trail

The Wythe County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Saturday that two hikers reported a man with a machete was attacking people

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    West Yarmouth Man Accused of Deadly Attack in VA

    Authorities say the federal charges against James L. Jordan will be filed officially on Monday and Jordan will have a first appearance in U.S. District Court in Abingdon. (Published Sunday, May 12, 2019)

    Federal authorities say 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 30-year-old James L. Jordan 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.

    West Yarmouth Man Charged in Appalachian Trail Attack

    [NECN] West Yarmouth Man Charged in Appalachian Trail Attack

    Thirty-year-old James L Jordan, of West Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was arrested early Saturday and charged with murder and assault.

    (Published Sunday, May 12, 2019)

    It wasn't clear Sunday if Jordan has an attorney.

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