Ellicott City man cuts arm, dies trying to enter his own home

August 04, 1991

An Ellicott City man died yesterday after cutting himself while trying to break into his own home, police said.

William Allen Spencer, 29, of the 3600 block of Mount Ida Drive was found in a pool of blood about 11:15 a.m.

He apparently had locked himself out of his house and had broken a rear basement window to get back in, police said.

When he reached in the window to unlock the door, he cut his arm, slashing a major artery.

He was taken to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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