- Associated Press - Monday, October 23, 2017

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) - A man who has lots of facial tattoos and was wanted in connection with a Massachusetts machete attack on a woman and a dog last month has been captured in Pennsylvania.

Police say Thomas Vargus was apprehended Sunday in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, where he’d been staying with a man who shot a New Jersey state trooper in 1982 and had spent time in prison with him.

Police say Vargus randomly approached a woman walking a dog in Taunton on Sept. 18 and attacked them with a machete but they survived.

Police say Vargus was growing his hair and a beard apparently in an attempt to hide his facial and head tattoos.

He remains in Pennsylvania as a fugitive from justice. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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