CLIFFVIEW PILOT EXCLUSIVE: It’s unclear whether Wayne Carter will survive puncturing his small intestine and slicing a major stomach artery in a standoff that ended when the Bergen County PD’s SWAT team stormed his Hackensack house.
Carter remained in critical condition in Hackensack University Medical Center’s intensive care unit with injuries that also include more than 50 superficial stab wounds.
“He’s still alive,” a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of Carter’s condition told CLIFFVIEW PILOT tonight. “But he’s still succeptible to infection.”
Authorities are awaiting the results of blood tests to determine whether any narcotics were in the 43-year-old repeat violent offender’s system when he began cutting himself and throwing pieces of his intestines at police Sunday night.
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ONLY ON CVP: An emotionally troubled man with a history of violence cut out parts of his intestines with a 12-inch knife and threw them at police during a late-night standoff that ended when Bergen County SWAT team members stormed the Hackensack house.
“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.”
Wayne Carter, 43, remained in critical condition at Hackensack University Medical Center this afternoon following emergency surgery just after midnight.
The incident began less than an hour earlier, when a 911 call came in to Hackensack police that a man was cutting himself with a large knife, records show.
When officers arrived at the single-family home on Clay Street, four blocks north of Hackensack High School, the 6-foot-3-inch Carter began waving the large knife and a hammer at police. READ MORE….
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