Police: Man fatally stabs neighbor, injures 2 others before killing himself in Beekman

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Willem C. Salcius, of Beekman, started fighting with his neighbors, then stabbed three of them multiple times before he took his own life around 11 p.m. Wednesday.

News 12 Staff

Sep 30, 2021, 11:39 AM

Updated 1,017 days ago

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Authorities in Dutchess County say two people are dead and two more are fighting for their lives in the hospital after being stabbed in a Beekman home.
The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Willem C. Salcius, of Beekman, started fighting with his neighbors, then stabbed three of them multiple times before he took his own life around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
William McGoorty was stabbed to death, and 20-year-old Robert and 58-year-old Edward McGoorty are at MidHudson Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Officials say everyone knew each other, but they are working to figure out a motive.


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