Kennewick man cuts off his own genitals with a pocket knife

Kennewick man cuts off his own genitals with a pocket knife
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A 57-year-old Kennewick man was hospitalized after cutting off his own genitals with a pocket knife on Friday, according to the Kennewick Police Department.

Officers located the man on a stranger’s porch in the 1000 block of West Entiat Street around 11:40 a.m. while responding to a call about a man cutting up an animal.

His hands and pants were covered in blood, but he was still conscious.

The man was apparently confused while detoxing from alcohol when he removed his testicles, then wrapped them up in newspaper, police said.

He was transported to a local hospital and mental health professionals were notified.

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