JERUSALEM - Jerusalem police officers and paramedics thought they have seen it all.
But nothing could prepare them for what they encountered on Stern Street in Jerusalem’s Kiryat Yovel neighborhood: a young man walking around naked, bleeding from his nether regions.
When they approached the 23-year-old man, they were horrified to discover that the man’s penis had been severed.
It remains unclear whether the man cut off his own penis or whether another party inflicted the injury.
“He was completely indifferent (to his situation), fully consciousness and in stable condition,” Magen David Adom paramedic Matan Morad told Ynet.
“He climbed into the ambulance of his own free will," Morad said. "It was clear that he had lost blood, but not in large quantities. We have never encountered anything like this before.”
The man was rushed to Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital.
Police and Magen David Adom teams scoured the area for the severed penis but failed to locate it.
Should the penis be found eventually, doctors would consider reattaching it, hospital sources said.