Oak Ridge police officers applied tourniquets to the arms of a burglary suspect who had severe, deep cuts and had significant blood loss, and the quick application of the tourniquets likely saved the man’s life, authorities said Tuesday.
The burglary was reported at 5:13 a.m. Tuesday on Manhattan Avenue in the Woodland neighborhood in central Oak Ridge. The resident called 911 when she heard loud noises and glass breaking outside her house, the Oak Ridge Police Department said.
“She advised emergency dispatchers that someone was shouting and trying to break in through her front door,” the ORPD said.
Officers responded to the home and found a man on the front porch with severe, deep cuts to both his arms, the Police Department said. [Read more…]