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Bronx man dies by self-decapitation

Witnesses reported it as an accident before authorities confirmed his intent through surveillance video.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   Sept. 2, 2014 at 9:43 AM

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Bronx resident Tomas Rivera, 51, died by self-decapitation Monday.

The NYPD said Rivera tied a chain around his head and then to a pole before gunning his 2005 Honda CRV and slamming into a parked car.

The incident resulted in Rivera's decapitation, reported the New York Daily News.

Witnesses who called 911 reported what they thought to be an accidental collision until surveillance video confirmed Rivera's intent.

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