A distraught man severed his own arm during a suicide attempt on the Staten Island Railway train tracks Wednesday night, police sources said.
Police found the man, bleeding and missing his arm, on Gilbert Place near Sharrott Ave., near the Pleasant Plains train station, at about 10:45 p.m. He’s expected to survive, cops said.
After some initial confusion about what happened, they found his arm on the tracks. It’s believed a train sliced off the man’s arm, officials said.
“A sergeant came in and asked for a bag of ice to save the guy’s arm,” said Lucille Borgese, who tends bar and is the owner of Hot Shotz on Amboy Road. She gave him a garbage bag full of ice, and the sergeant bolted out.
“They asked me if he came in here bloody because the blood trailed all the way from the train,” she said.
Police reached out to the distraught man’s mother, who said his father had died several years ago, and that he suffered from bipolar disorder and had suicidal tendencies.