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April 13, 2013 | By a Times Staff Writer
Workers at a West Covina Home Depot were offered grief counseling Friday after a man tried to cut off his arms with a saw Wednesday. Surgeons managed to save the arms of the man, whom West Covina police described as being in his 50s. He was in critical condition Thursday at a hospital, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into the Home Depot shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were. “He walked into the saw area and began cutting both of his arms,” Lopez said earlier.
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April 12, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who walked into a West Covina Home Depot and tried to saw off his arms is recovering from surgery Friday after surgeons managed to save his limbs. The man, who West Covina police described as being in his 50s, lost a lot of blood and, by Thursday, had not recovered enough to talk, West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez said. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were.
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April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who tried to saw his arms off in a West Covina Home Depot bled all over the store and was on the brink of death before he was rescued, a first-responder said. Art Hurtado, an off-duty Pasadena paramedic who was at the store, was the first medic on scene to help police. “Found him face down, blood all over the store, multiple aisles,” Hurtado told NBC4. “Barely had a pulse and he was just barely breathing.” West Covina police say the man calmly, quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws are. “He walked into the saw area and began cutting both of his arms,” said Cpl. Rudy Lopez.
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April 11, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
Police officials have notified the California Department of Fish and Wildlife of a “fairly-large” mountain lion that is wandering inside the yard of a La Crescenta home. The lion, which was spotted just before 2 p.m., doesn't appear to be disturbing anything at the home in the 4500 block of New York Avenue , said Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. That's not far from Clark Magnet High School. While no one was inside the home, Lorenz said, police are trying to maintain a calm environment for the lion so it does not become agitated.
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April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Surgeons managed to save the arms of a man who walked into a West Covina Home Depot and sawed them to the bone, police said. The man, who West Covina police described as being in his 50s, was in critical condition Thursday at a hospital, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. Detectives have spoken with the man's family but have not talked to him themselves because he lost a lot of blood and has not recovered enough to talk, Lopez said. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A  man who walked into a West Covina Home Depot and sawed his arms to the bone remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon. West Covina police have spoken with the man's family but have not talked to him because he lost a lot of blood and has not recovered enough to talk, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. Surgeons managed to save the arms of the man. No further details were available about his condition. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were.
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April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and KTLA News
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.
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April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
An off-duty paramedic and police had to create makeshift tourniquets to stop the bleeding after a man sawed his arms in a Home Depot. Police were dispatched to the West Covina store about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after customers saw the man grab a handsaw and begin cutting into his arm, police said. "He just began sawing away," West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times, saying the man had calmly grabbed the handsaws. "He was pretty much intent on doing what he did," Lopez said.
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April 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police said they were planning to continue their investigation Thursday of a grisly incident in which a man sawed his arms at a busy Home Depot in West Covina. The name of the man was not immediately known because he had no identification and was passed out by the time officers had stopped massive bleeding from both of his arms, which were cut to the bone, the West Covina Police Department said. "He just began sawing away," Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times, saying that the man had calmly grabbed the handsaws.
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April 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man cut through his arms with saws at a Home Depot in West Covina, shocking employees and customers who saw the grisly scene play out at the busy store, police Wednesday night. The man calmly walked into the store on Azusa Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday and grabbed the handsaws, the West Covina Police Department said. "He just began sawing away," Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times. "He was pretty much intent on doing what he did. " The man cut both arms down to the bone as panicked people called 911 for help.
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