A New Jersey man, Wayne Carter, who barricaded himself in on Thursday at a home in Hackensack, N.J., allegedly cut out his intestines while police watched and threw bits of his flesh and intestines at them.
According to The Huffington Post, police got a call on Thursday morning, saying that a man was threatening to harm himself with a knife.
The Weekly Vice reports that two police officers who responded to the call broke into the house and found Carter in a corner of the room holding a 12-inch knife. CBS News reports that the officers told Carter to put down the knife he was holding, but he ignored them. Before the officers could stop him, he stood up and began stabbing himself repeatedly in the stomach, neck and legs.
According to CBS News, when the officers tried to approach Carter, he yelled at them and took an aggressive stance. The officers pepper sprayed him but it had no effect on him.
Carter then proceeded to disembowel himself and threw bits of his flesh, skin and intestines at the officers.
The Huffington Post reports that Lt. John Heinemann of the Hackensack police told media that the officers retreated at the assault and called the Bergen County SWAT team. The team arrived at the scene and overpowered Carter who, in spite of his disemboweled state, was still conscious and active.
The SWAT team took Carter to a hospital where he remains in a critical condition on Monday, The Huffington Post reports. According to The Weekly Vice, Carter was treated for more than 50 stab wounds.
Police say drugs or mental illness may have led to Carter's behavior, but the facts have not been confirmed, The Huffington Post reports. According to The Weekly Vice, investigators are awaiting the results of blood tests to determine whether Carter had narcotics in his system.
Due to the unusual nature of the incident, no charges have been filed yet. The Weekly Vice reports that court records show that Carter has been arrested in the past for aggravated assault and resisting arrest.