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Man severs arm with homemade guillotine

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A Bellingham man apparently severed his right arm on a homemade guillotine and then walked to a nearby medical clinic for help.

Police and medics received a call from employees at the clinic in the 300 block of Birchwood Avenue late Thursday morning stating a man had just arrived with a severed arm, said Mark Young with Bellingham Police.

As medics took the man away for treatment at a local hospital, police went to a wooded area near the clinic and found the severed arm and a homemade guillotine at a camp where the man had been living.

Officers brought the arm to the hospital in the hopes it could be reattached. Later, medics decided the man needed to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

While being treated, the man was interviewed by officers and indicated the wound was self-inflicted.

Meanwhile, other officers gra

Added: Oct-28-2011 Occurred On: Oct-28-2011
By: Zipper10
Regional News
Tags: Man, severs, arm, guillotine
Location: Bellingham, Washington, United States (load item map)
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