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Sandusky man stabs himself with half-sheathed sword

Sandusky Register Staff • Feb 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM

A short sheath caused a Sandusky man to stab himself in the neck Sunday with a 3-foot sword, a police report said.

Officers were dispatched at about 1:45 p.m. to the emergency room at Firelands Regional Medical Center when hospital staff treated a man who had a suspicious wound on his neck, the report said.

Police arrived to find Michael Paulsen, 20, of the 800 block of Decatur St., suffering from a stab wound caused by a sword. Paulsen told police he was trying to take a sheath off the sword, but the sheath was too small, leaving a portion of the blade sticking out of the end, the report said.

Paulsen somehow fell on the sword, with the unsheathed portion striking him in the neck, the report said.

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