State police: Man wielding large knife fatally shot by trooper

They say 41-year-old Daniel McAlpin was inside his home on Clark Road when troopers and the mental health crisis team tried to get him to drop the knife.

News 12 Staff

Sep 10, 2022, 8:31 PM

Updated 622 days ago

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State police officials say a trooper fatally shot a distraught man after he advanced with a large knife in Ulster County.
They say 41-year-old Daniel McAlpin was inside his home on Clark Road when troopers and the mental health crisis team tried to get him to drop the knife.
According to a release from state police:
“Law enforcement officers attempted to engage McAlpin in conversation, however, he was non-compliant and ignored repeated commands to drop the knife. In an attempt to take McAlpin into custody, a Trooper tased him, however, he advanced towards the officers while threatening them with the knife. A second Trooper then discharged his issued firearm, striking McAlpin who was pronounced deceased at the scene.”
The State Attorney General's Office is investigating the incident.


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