A Dutchess County man stabbed 3 of his neighbors, killing 1 according to a press release from the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office.
In the press release, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office says that on Wednesday, September 28, at 11 p.m., they arrived at the scene with a stab at 174 Walnut Drive in the town of Beekman.
Upon arrival at the scene, authorities learned that a 32-year-old man was stabbing others. The press release explains in more detail:
The preliminary investigation revealed that Willem C. Salcius (32 years old from Beekman) started an altercation with neighbors, in which he stabbed three (3) on several occasions before committing suicide at the scene. One victim died at the scene and two others were rushed to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
William E. McGoorty, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene. Robert M. McGoorty and Edward M. McGoorty are both currently being treated at a local hospital.
The motive for the attack is still under investigation, but the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office believes everyone involved knew each other at the time of the knife attack. There is no more information at the moment. This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by several outlets during the altercation, including the Dutchess County Medical Examiner, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police and Union Vale Fire Department, City of Dover EMS and EMStar.
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