A horrible scene greeted rescuers in the town of Whitefield this week.
That’s where a man used a table saw to cut off his own hand.
Authorities say they were called to the home of the 85 year old man on the East River Road on Tuesday night.
The man, who has a history of mental illness resisted the deputies who tried to help him.
They eventually restrained him and applied a tourniquet to slow the bleeding until rescuers arrived.
The Morning Sentinel reports he was taken to a local hospital before being transfered to Boston where doctors would try to reattach his hand.
No word on his condition today.