UPDATED: Man Dies After Stabbing Himself in Thomas Circle Park

by Tim Regan November 22, 2016 at 10:00 am 8 Comments

(Updated Wednesday at 5:47 p.m.) A man who was found with a self-inflicted stab wound in Thomas Circle Park yesterday morning has died.

D.C. Fire and EMS personnel received a report that a man was injured and unconscious in the park around 9:20 a.m. yesterday.

The man, identified by the Washington Post as Paul Wegerson, stabbed himself in the abdomen with a pair of scissors, according to a D.C. Police spokesman. Though paramedics rushed Wegerson to a local hospital soon after he was found, he later died from his wounds.

Wegerson, 35, worked as a director at Burson-Marsteller, a public relations and communications firm with offices about a block from Thomas Circle.

Additional photos by Samantha Moore

  • John Smith 1882

    That’s so sad 🙁

  • doesnt matter

    mental illness is a sad thing. I knew him and he was a remarkable man and father

    • DC Dude

      Agreed, he was such a wonderful guy. He was thoughtful, caring, and treated everybody with kindness and respect. I was grateful for his friendship and am so saddened by this tragedy. He will be deeply missed by so many!

  • doesnt matter

    he was the one of the most caring and smart person I have ever met. how this happened is beyond imaginable. please say prayers for his family and loved ones. and take the time to hug the ones you love this holiday season. god bless.

  • Katie

    This seems so odd- how can someone actually stab themselves with scissors with enough force to die from it. I’m curious as to how they decided he did it himself? Was there a note etc? Was there suspicion of any other possible ways this happened? I think all who knew him are in shock and it seems so incredible horrible and off. Praying for him and his family. I hope he rests in peace!

    • Angel

      Please respect his family it’s nobody’s business.

  • Angel

    Please respect his family . Nobody needs to know why . It’s nobody’s business. And I’m just upset at this person who posted this article. His little sister had to find out this way shame on them!

  • Jazz88

    How did this happen? Paul was such a nice guy.


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