Kai the Hitchhiker Suffers Self-Inflicted Wounds
The man who became known online as Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, remains under guard at a hospital recovering from self-inflicted wounds.
Caleb McGillivary was rushed from the Union County jail in New Jersey to a hospital with self-inflicted, non-life threatening injuries on Wednesday.
Union County spokesman Sebastian D’Elia says the 24-year-old was later taken to another health care facility, where he remains under guard by sheriff’s officers.
D’Elia did not give details about the injuries.
The Canadian is held on $3 million bail, charged in the May 12 beating of 73-year-old lawyer Joseph Galfy Jr. of Clark.
McGillivary gained a measure of online fame in February after intervening in an attack on a California utility worker in which he described using a hatchet to fend off a further attack.
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