A day after Pasadena Fire Captain Art Hurtado encountered a horrific scene at Home Depot, he spoke of the ordeal at a news conference in Pasadena Thursday.
Hurtado was off-duty and making a stop at Home Depot in West Covina Wednesday when he pulled into the store’s parking lot and saw police officers getting medical gloves out of three patrol cars, according to the Pasadena Sun.
Inside the store, an unidentified man had been found unconscious in a pool of blood after using several small hand saws to cut his arms down to the bone, City News Service reported.
Hurtado used rags and twine to fashion makeshift tourniquets in order to stop the man’s heavy bleeding.
At the news conference, Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells said Hurtado’s actions, “resulted in the saving of a life,” the Pasadena Sun noted, while Hurtado claimed it was divine intervention that led him to a Home Depot different than the one he normally frequents.
See more of Hurtado's account here on the Sun.
The unidentified man underwent surgery and remained hospitalized Thursday, according to CNS.
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