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Hello and thank you for your question. I understand your concern about this man and his behavioral issues, but I do want to let you know that a full and accurate risk assessment is not possible given that I have not evaluated this man face to face, so I can only speculate as to the possible risk assessment. Given what you described, his issue with cutting paper behavior appears to be a coping mechanism that helps him to calm down in the face of stressors or adversity. While this behavior may appear unusual, many people have coping behaviors like this such as chewing on finger nails, biting one's own tongue, tapping feet/fingers, etc....Coping behaviors like this are usually developed in childhood and persist to adulthood, but the reason why they start is unique to the individual, so I would have to know this man's childhood and when he first started to cut paper to understand the reason why he is doing this. Overall though the likelihood of his coping behavior of cutting paper to result in future violence is very low because he is not cutting paper to be aggressive, it is just a unique form of how he deals with stress and adversity. So given what you described and the little I know about this man, the likelihood of him committing future violence/harm to others is low.
I hope this answers your questions and gives you some guidance on this issue. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns as I am happy to assist and support you regarding this issue.
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