(WRAL/CNN/Meredith) -- A North Carolina man is in jail, accused of cutting off his girlfriend's arm with a machete.

Ryan Alexander Tyndall, 27, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflecting serious injury.

Man accused of cutting off girlfriend's arm with machete in North Carolina

Ryan Alexander Tyndall, 27, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflecting serious injury.

Tyndall's girlfriend, 54-year-old Melissa Norris, told police that he cut off her arm early Tuesday morning in Fayetteville.

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

The victim’s father said he thinks doctors put Norris’ arm back on, but he “doesn’t know how good it’s going to take.”

“But, she’s in a good place… the good Lord willing, everything will work out good for her. She’s lucky to be living,” Gary Jackson, Norris’ father, said.

Tyndall is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center.

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