Dad accidentally stabs himself to death while wearing knife around his neck

Dad accidentally stabs himself to death while wearing a knife to his neck

A Massachusetts father died after accidentally stabbing himself with a knife he was wearing on a lanyard around his neck.

Patrick Kenney Jr. was found Saturday night, Dec. 2, passed out in the parking lot of the Kowloon restaurant in Saugus, about 11 miles north of Boston, WCVB said.

Police initially feared he had been attacked, but later ruled that the 42-year-old father of twins had somehow stabbed himself with a knife in the neck, in what his family also called a “horrific tragedy”.

“This incident appears to be accidental and no other parties are believed to be involved,” District Attorney Paul Tucker and Saugus Police Chief Michael Ricciardelli said in a joint statement.

Kenney was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston shortly after he was found outside the restaurant where he had gone by bus to a family birthday party, according to NBC 10.

“Our family is mourning the loss of Patrick, focused on his wife Lauren and their two young children, and trying to make sense of this terrible tragedy,” his family said in a statement.

“Patrick was a loving father and husband, brother, son and loyal friend to many. This is a horrible tragedy.”

Kenney and his family regularly frequented the Kowloon restaurant, according to its owners, the Wong family.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family. Nothing else matters at this moment. We ask that people do not jump to conclusions until the investigation is complete,” the Wong family said in a statement.


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