Machete cuts off man’s hand in fight, but it gets reattached


LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man whose hand was cut off by a machete during a fight has had it reattached, and authorities say the suspect has been ordered held without bail.

The Sun reports that police responded to a Lowell public housing project Wednesday night. Prosecutors said officers at first found only the hand because the victim ran away screaming.

His family told authorities the hand was reattached at a hospital.

The suspect, 54-year-old Domingo Ayala, was ordered held without bail Thursday pending a hearing to determine whether he is dangerous. He faces charges including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Prosecutors say the victim got into an argument with Ayala’s son, and at some point Ayala retrieved the machete. Ayala’s attorney did not immediately return a phone call.

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