A New Jersey man who authorities say stabbed himself and threw pieces of his own skin and intestines at police remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Hackensack Police Lt. John Heinemann says officers encountered 43-year-old Wayne Carter around 10 a.m. Sunday when they responded to reports of a man barricaded in a room and threatening to harm himself.

Two officers kicked in the door and saw Carter in a corner, holding a knife in his hand. Ignoring their orders to drop the knife, Carter stood up and stabbed himself in the abdomen, legs and neck.

The officers then used pepper spray in a bid to subdue him, but it had no effect.

Heinemann says Carter then cut off pieces of his skin and intestines and threw them at the officers.

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