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N.J. SWAT Team Subdues Suicidal Intestine Tosser

June 04, 2012  | 

A Hackensack, N.J., man who stabbed himself and threw pieces of his intestines at responding officers said he wanted to die and was going to heaven, reports

The man, who has been hospitalized for psychiatric care in the past, likely survived the incident because of the quick actions of the Bergen County Police Department's SWAT team.

Tactical officers who arrived on the scene went off the playbook, after several attempts to subdue him with less-lethal force weren't successful. Officers used pepper spray, sprayed his face with water from a fire extinguisher, and fired 13 40mm "sponge rounds" at Wayne Carter, 44, on May 27.

Officers used a 6-foot fire ladder to pin Carter against a wall, and dog snares were used to immobilize Carter's hands, Devine said. Officers then dived toward Carter, pinned his legs, and handcuffed him. SWAT doctors and paramedics quickly took over.

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Comments (11)

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Charles @ 6/4/2012 5:21 PM

"likley survived the incident because of the quick actions of the Bergen County Police Department's SWAT team"

Might have been better to let this one go...If you're that sick what use could you serve? Now he's going to get a million dollars of taxpayer money surgery then likely jump off a building.

Robocop @ 6/4/2012 5:40 PM

This is the kind of incident that gives you nightmares for the rest of your life! I have to admit that I have not heard of this one before but I wouldn't be surprised if it had happened in the past at least once before if not more times. The things that we see and do and still maintain out professional work ethic oft times amazes even me!

Lion2479 @ 6/4/2012 6:26 PM

Why doesn't NJ Law Enforcement have Tasers like most police agencies across the country???????????????? Inexcusably, New Jersey’s stun gun policy has lagged behind the other 49 states. Thanks to years of foot-dragging and an original policy that was downright silly, police officers have limited choices — and that can lead to unnecessary fatal shootings. In 2010, 15 use-of-force incidents led to suspect fatalities.

Wolf @ 6/4/2012 6:42 PM

Stun guns aren't always effective. Ask Rodney King. You may want to wait until an incident where lethal force is used to rail against it. The bottom line is, if lethal force is justified then the officers shouldn't be using less lethal. It puts themselves, and other people, in danger.

Tschako @ 6/4/2012 6:53 PM

Charles: I have to agree with you.

JG @ 6/4/2012 7:16 PM

Its cheaper to buy each officer a 6ft. step ladder than to buy Tasers.
And New Jersey wonders why they're made fun of.

JM @ 6/4/2012 7:36 PM

I agree with Wolf, Stun guns are not always effective as i have had them fail on me in the past, If lethat force is in fact justified then why use a stun gun? If someone is coming at you with a knife are you going to pepperspray them? I doubt it. Sounds to me like the SWAT guys in did what they had to do to control the situation. Good job guys!

D-Ray @ 6/5/2012 6:25 AM

Please refrain from using the term "stun-gun" if you're taking about a Taser. They are NOT the same thing. And while I'm on my tangent, can everyone please stop calling ammunition magazines "clips"? They are NOT clips. That is all. Thanks.

Scott Wagner @ 6/5/2012 9:58 AM

Rodney king was hit with a first generation Air Taser, which only had enough power to inflict pain, and not the neuromuscular incapacitation that is generated by modern Tasers starting with the m26. No comparison between these devices

Carl Schon @ 6/5/2012 11:20 AM

And then they have to turn around and hold normal conversations with the 'next' Customer.... I hope they go home and brush it off, as if they were just in a Bad Movie....

Jason Barnes @ 6/11/2012 4:13 PM

Since he "wanted to die" and they prevented his death, will he now, when recovered, sue for "wrongful life?"

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