On Friday morning, Lewiston Police Department officers came to the aid of a man carrying his own severed arm.

According to WMTW, the man, who was in medical distress, was located by police on Maple Street.  The man was given aid on the scene and taken to a nearby hospital.  His identity has not been released.

It is believed the accident happened at a nearby retail business.  OSHA is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Charles Weaver at 513-3001 Ext. 3321 or Lt. Derrick St. Laurent, 207-513-3001 ext. 3323.

20 Maine News Stories that Have Shocked Us Since the Year 2000

These 20 news stories, from the past 21 years, had an impact felt around the state. Here are the stories that captured our attention are listed in no particular order.