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Deputies: Woman seriously injured after being ‘attacked’ by man with machete

A Lansing man is in custody after a violent, physical attack on Sunday, according to authorities.

Daniel I. Truesdale, 47, was charged with first-degree assault after reportedly attacking a woman with the machete. Police say Truesdale caused “serious physical injuries” to the female victim’s face.

Due to the severity of the attack, the charge was upgraded to felony, first-degree status.



The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office was called to a reported assault on Ridge Road around 9:15 p.m., and as result of the attack – the victim suffered serious injuries to her nose, lips and jaw.

Truesdale is in custody at the Tompkins County Jail. His bail was set at $5,000 cash or $10,000 secured bond.

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