Bellingham man cuts off own arm with guillotine

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 8:30 PM

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- A man walked into a Bellingham medical clinic Thursday morning after he reportedly cut off his own arm, police said.

According to officers, the man severed his right arm while living in an outdoor camp near the clinic.

At the camp, police found a homemade guillotine and the man's right arm.

The man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. His arm was also transported so that doctors could attempt to reattach it.

Police said the man entered the clinic in the 300 block of Birchwood Avenue with the severe injury, where employees called police.

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The guillotine the man used to sever his arm (courtesy Bellingham Police Dept.).

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