Wayne Carter, 43, remains in critical condition in Hackensack University Medical Center intensive care unit after stabbing himself repeatedly in front of police, and then throwing his own intestines at them.
Carter called Hackensack, NJ police at 10:00 p.m. on Sunday saying he had a knife and he was going to hurt himself.
Officers raided his Clay Street home, which he had barricaded with furniture.
When police entered the residence, Carter stood up and started to shout frantically at police, then proceeded to stab himself all over his body – leaving 50 wounds.
His intestines were sticking out a wound from his abdomen, and when police tried to approach him, he threw pieces of his skin and intestines at them.
Officers tried to talk him down, but it had no effect. Carter just began to swing the knife at them.
Officers emptied two cans of pepper spray on him, but it had no effect.
They left the room and called in the Bergen County SWAT team, who were able to subdue Carter with beanbag projectiles.
The man had to be wrapped up to protect his wounds, then immediately taken to Hackensack University Medical Center
The Cliffview Pilot reported that he punctured his small intestine and sliced through a major stomach artery.
Police said the man has a history of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and has previously been taken to the hospital for psychiatric reasons.
Authorities are now awaiting the results of blood tests to determine whether he had any drugs in his system at the time of the incident.
There needs to be a serious reevaluation of the psychiatric rehabilitation system. It’s plainly obvious this man was not ready to be integrated back into society. Hopefully this time he gets the psychiatric help he so desperately needs.