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Cops: Man Amputated Own Arm, Hand Inside Northeast Philadelphia Home

police generic Cops: Man Amputated Own Arm, Hand Inside Northeast Philadelphia Home

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police are investigating the bizarre circumstances in which a man cut off his own arm and hand in Northeast Philadelphia.

The incident happened at about 8 p.m. Wednesday evening inside a home in the 800 block of Brill Street in Northeast Philadelphia.

According to police, a 34-year-old man used an electric saw to cut off his arm below the elbow. Police say the man then cut the hand off his amputated arm and then hid the two parts inside his home.

The man was taken to Albert Einstein Medical Center in an unknown condition.

Police are still investigating why the man amputated his own arm and hand.

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  • Dana

    Google “armless.” Very disturbing movie.

  • Darrell

    Give the man a hand.

  • hoosierdaddy

    Must have caught himself stealing. And some people want to allow Sharia Law in the US.

  • dmac6419

    was he armed

  • dmac6419

    i have to hand it to him though

  • Any GOPer

    It’s Obama’s Fault!

  • flint333

    God Help Him

  • Shelly

    Apparently, he watches too much TV… This was similar to a case that appeared on “Bizarre ER”. A man cut off his hand, wrapped it and put it in his freezer because he had an amputee fetish and wanted to be one himself.

    • anon513

      There was also a similar show on “Untold Stories of the ER” where a guy cut off his hand and, even though they found it and could have re-attached it, the guy refused to let them re-attach it and there was nothing they could do but honor his decision.

  • Art Fold

    Damn, Halloween decorations aren’t that expensive, are they?

  • trynnyth

    it was probably “the voices”.

  • Rob Share

    Wanted to be known as “lefty:.

    • xFactor

      It didn’t say which arm he cut off.

      • CC

        well…it wasn’t the one he use to write with or use tools with i’m sure. sad.

      • Dan

        Yes, but “Righty” is a really stupid nickname.

  • Lynn

    High on PCP.

    • Ted Pikul


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