A New Jersey man who repeatedly stabbed himself and threw pieces of his flesh and intestines at law enforcement officials remains hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
Police on Sunday responded to call from someone saying 43-year-old Wayne Carter was threatening to hurt himself with a 12-inch knife.
When police arrived at the residence, the man yelled at the officers and stabbed himself. As police entered, he threw pieces of his own body at them and threatened them with his knife.
When pepper-spray had no effect on Carter, police retreated and called the SWAT team, who subdued him with beanbag projectiles.
“The scene was a bloody mess,” a police official told Cliffview Pilot. “The SWAT team members had to be decontaminated due to the amount of blood.”
Carter reportedly damaged a major stomach artery and had more than 50 stab wounds.
Police are awaiting the results of a blood test to determine if Carter had ingested any psychoactive substances.
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