Man hacks off penis in London restaurant AFP - Tuesday, April 24 LONDON (AFP) - A man stormed into a London restaurant and hacked off his own penis in front of horrifed diners, the Italian eaterie said Tuesday. The man charged into a branch of a pizza and pasta chain Zizzi in a touristic area of central London on Sunday. "This guy came running in then charged into the kitchen, got a massive knife and started waving it about," diner Stuart McMahon told The Sun newspaper. "Everyone was screaming and running out as he jumped on a table, dropped his trousers and popped his penis out. "Then he cut it off. I couldn't believe it." Police said a man aged 30-40 was injured through self-inflicted wounds. He was taken to a south London hospital. Zizzi said the knife-wielder was thought to have no connection to the restaurant. Staff stopped him entering one kitchen, then he ran into a second kitchen area, the chain said in a statement. "The man then picked up a kitchen knife and slashed himself across the wrist and groin areas before running back into the restaurant, where he continued to stab himself. "This happened in a matter of seconds and was obviously extremely frightening and distressing for the many customers and staff in the restaurant at the time. "The police arrived in a matter of minutes and took the man away. "Apart from the man, we understand that no-one else suffered any physical injuries." The man was described as being in a stable condition in hospital Tuesday.