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KENNEWICK, Wash., (KDKA) — Police say a Washington State man was taken to the hospital after cutting off his own testicles with a pocket knife.

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The Kennewick Police Department tells CBS affiliate KEPR that officers were called out to reports of a man cutting up an animal with a knife last Friday.

When they arrived, they found the man covered in blood on his hands and pants.

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Officers tell KEPR that the man was detoxing from alcohol and was confused about what he was doing. He reportedly cut off his testicles, wrapped them in a newspaper, and left them in a front yard.

The man was taken to the hospital and mental health professionals were notified.

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The man’s genitals were recovered and given to medics.