Police: Troopers shot man after he threatened them with knives

BERNE, N.Y. (WIVB/NEWS10) — State police say two State troopers were forced to shoot a 51 year-old man in Berne, NY after he approached them aggressively with two knives.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, two State troopers responded to High Point Road in the Town of Berne, in Albany County. They located a man, now identified as Carl Baranishyn, walking along the road carrying a knife in each hand.

Police say they gave Baranishyn multiple verbal commands to drop the knives, but he did not respond and instead aggressively approached the troopers. The troopers both fired at Baranishyn, hitting him several times.

Police say they gave immediate medical aide to Baranishyn, including the use of an AED. The Helderberg Rescue squad continued to render medical assistance upon their arrival at the scene. Police say despite their best efforts, Baranishyn died at the scene.

State Police are continuing to investigate the incident with the Albany County District Attorney’s office. The names of the Troopers have not been released.

This is the third officer-involved shooting in the Capitol Region in just three weeks.

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