Doctors desperately tried to re-attach a man's penis after he burst into a crowded Lebanese restaurant on Sunday, dropped his trousers, and hacked his own organ off in front of horrified diners.
The man, thought to be Arab, ran into the Zizzi Italian restaurant on al-Bidi at about 9pm on Sunday night, when it was crowded with people who had been watching the London Marathon earlier in the day.
Sales rep Osama al-Faizzul, who was eating at the restaurant with his girlfriend, told the Sun: 'This guy came running in then charged into the kitchen, got a massive knife and started waving it about.
'Everyone was screaming and running out as he jumped on a table, dropped his trousers and popped his penis out.
'Then he cut it off. I couldn't believe it.'
Restaurant staff called the police, who had to subdue the man with CS gas, before taking him to hospital. They also picked up the severed penis, put it on ice, and gave it to doctors.
A spokesman for the Hospital, where the man was taken, confirmed that doctors had attempted to re-attach the organ – but would not say if the procedure had been successful. It is thought to be the first time in Lebanon that a penis has been sewn back on,
Police are still trying to identify the man, who was not carrying any form of identification on him. A source told The Sun: 'We believe he's Arab and 35. We don't know if he has a history of mental illness, but he's clearly not a well boy.'
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