A motorcyclist confronted a man chopping vegetation because the vehicle was hit with some rocks. In the argument that followed, the motorcyclist lost his left hand to a machete blow.
The amputation took place in Barrio San Isidro, Nicoya, said the Judicial Investigating Organization. The man who had been cutting vegetation was detained on an attempted murder allegation.
The 41-year-old victim was flown to a hospital in the metro area.