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Sword owner dies after stabbing himself in the groin

A Virginia man has died after accidentally stabbing himself in the groin with his sword.

The New York Daily News reports that a 28-year-old man in Newport News was walking down stairs in an apartment building on Sunday while carrying a sword  when he unintentionally stabbed himself.

Police responded to the building on the 900 block of Marcus Drive about 4:40 on Sunday, and found the man with life-threatening stab wounds, according to WTKR.

Officers reportedly interviewed witnesses at the scene while paramedics tended to the mortally wounded man.

Within the hour, he had been pronounced dead.

The victim has not yet been identified. The cause of death was reportedly a stab wound to the groin.