Man Attempts to Saw Off Arms at Calif. Home Depot, Customers Look on

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Police say a man deliberately cut himself with saws inside a Los Angeles-area Home Depot store, causing a gruesome scene in front of customers that left him severely injured.

West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez says the man was in the store's tool section Wednesday when he grabbed several small hand saws and cut his arms to the bone.

Police found the man unconscious in a pool of blood.

An off-duty paramedic had been shopping nearby, and with help from police collected twine and rags from shelves and put makeshift tourniquets on both arms.

The man was in surgery, but his condition is unclear.

Lopez says the man was carrying no identification and has been unable to answer questions, so police don't know his name or why he cut himself.


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