BELLINGHAM, WA -- A homeless man is recovering after severing his arm in a homemade guillotine.
Police say the guillotine unexpectedly dropped on the man's shoulder Thursday at makeshift camp where he was living.
Nurses at the clinic called 911 and an ambulance rushed the man to a hospital.
Officers checked a wooded area near the clinic and discovered the man's camp.
At the location, officers found the guillotine and severed arm.
Officers say the guillotine was constructed out of 2 by 6 by at least 12-feet tall timbers that the man found by scavenging the local area.