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Man Cuts Off Hand and Puts It In the Microwave In Idaho

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HAYDEN, Idaho (AP) - There is a strange case of self-mutilation in Northern Idaho.      

Authorities say a man who believed he bore the biblical "mark of the beast" used a circular saw to cut off one hand, then cooked it in a microwave and called 911.      

The man, in his mid-20s, is in protective custody at a mental health center.      

It's not clear if the man has a history of mental illness and it's not clear if attempts were made to reattach the hand.

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