Pasadena Fire Department Capt. Art Hurtado was shopping at a West Covina Home Depot when he came upon the horrific scene: a man who just tried to saw off his arms.
Hurtado said the man was unconscious in a pool of his own blood.
“As I walked in he was face down. I thought it was a crime scene with a fatality,” Hurtado said at a news conference Thursday.
“At that time I knew we had to slow the bleeding down or this patient may or may not make it,” Hurtado added, according to KTLA News
The man remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon.
Surgeons managed to save the arms of the man. No further details were available about his condition.
West Covina police have spoken with the man’s family but have not talked to him because he can't talk yet, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez.