Feds Find Man Responsible for Machete Attack on Appalachian Trail

May 13, 2019May 13, 2019

Police have just made an arrest in connection to a deadly machete attack that took place on the Appalachian trail in Virginia. According to reports, a man was arrested on Sunday and charged in the incident.

"James Jordan, 30, of West Yarmouth, Mass., was arrested early Saturday on a federal complaint charging him with murder and assault with intent to murder in connection with the 'senseless and brutal attack' on the two unidentified hikers, Abingdon U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen said," wrote Fox.

Jordan was known on the trail. He told people his name was "Sovereign" and he had a history of previously threatening hikers.

"The arrest came after authorities said a hiker calling himself Sovereign who had a pit bull with him had brandished a knife and machete at hikers on the Appalachian Trail in Unicoi County and Madison County, N.C.,
" according to Fox.

Police were called to the trail after a woman reported the attack. The victims were said to be hiking together when Jordan unleashed his violent rampage on them Two other hikers helped one of the victims who had escaped the deadly melee.

"We have thousands of people come through Unicoi County on the Appalachian Trail and when we get a report of suspicious activity, we take those seriously because we want people to be safe," said local law enforcement officials.

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