New Yorker, 50, ‘cuts off his penis and throws it in the toilet’
- A man, 50, said he cut off his penis and threw it in the toilet Wednesday morning
- First responders confirmed that his penis and a testicle had been cut off
- Police found a large amount of blood in a bathroom at his Staten Island home
- The man told police he suffered from schizophrenia and had been off his meds for months
A New York City man cut off his penis and part of a testicle and threw it in his apartment toilet, police said.
Police sources told the New York Post that officers were called to the apartment of a 50-year-old man in Tottenville, Staten Island, on Wednesday at about 11.45am, when his roommate said that the man had cut his own arm.
Upon arrival, the 50-year-old man told police that the wound on his right arm had been self-inflicted.
A Staten Island man told EMT workers that he had cut off his penis and thrown it in the toilet. EMTs confirmed his penis and a testicle had been cut off. (Stock image)
Police sources said that the man then told EMTs that he had cut off his penis and thrown it in the toilet.
The EMT workers confirmed that the man’s penis and one of his testicles had been cut off and was missing.
Officers reportedly found a large quantity of blood in the bathroom on the second floor of the apartment.
It’s unclear, however, if police were able to find the man’s missing genitals or whether they had been reattached.
The incident occurred Wednesday morning at a home on this Staten Island street. The man told police that he was bipolar and schizophrenic and hadn’t had his medication in months
The man apparently told police that he was both bipolar and schizophrenic and that he hadn’t had his medication for several months prior to the incident, the sources told the newspaper.
There have been previous instances of men committing acts of auto-castration while apparently suffering from being bipolar and schizophrenic, including a 2018 incident during which an inmate in solitary confinement in a jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, told corrections officers he had cut off his penis, then flushed it down the toilet.
A report, obtained by 7News, stated that the man had used a shaving razor to commit the act and that he had told officers he did it because ‘I have no need for it anymore.’
The ACLU reported that the man had been put on suicide watch in 2017, after telling jail workers that he suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and had wanted to hurt himself.
The man was said to have refused to take medications including antipsychotics and an antidepressant prior to cutting off his penis.