Man mutilates self at historic Stateline estate |

Man mutilates self at historic Stateline estate

Christina Proctor

A 38-year-old man forced his way into the Park Estate home in Stateline Monday night and apparently stabbed himself several times.

The man, whose name is being withheld until his family is notified, was in critical condition at Washoe Medical Center Tuesday afternoon.

Around 10:30 p.m. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to an alarm at the historic estate – better known as Friday’s Station. The deputies discovered a broken window and signs of forced entry.

While searching the residence and grounds they found the man upstairs lying on a bed. Investigators said the man was suffering from multiple wounds. Initial findings suggest the wounds were self-inflicted.

The man was first taken to Barton Memorial Hospital and later airlifted to Washoe Medical Center in Reno.

Sgt. Detective Tim Minister said patrol deputies heard the alarm and arrived at the estate before the alarm company reported the security breech. Minister said the only damage appeared to be the broken window, the blood-soaked bed and to the security system.

The three-story white house, just down the highway from Caesars Tahoe, was a stop on the Pony Express trail from 1860-61. The estate was purchased by the Park family in 1898. The Parks also own and operate the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, across U.S. Highway 50 from the house, and the Park Cattle Company, and hold leases on the property where Caesars Tahoe and Horizon Casino Resort are now located.

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