Knott County man dead after confrontation with troopers

HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) — A Knott County man is dead after a confrontation with two Kentucky troopers.

According to Kentucky State Police, the troopers were responding to a report of a man was walking a road in the Pine Top community with a gun, threatening to shoot anyone who came around his home.

Police say troopers attempted to negotiate, but the man refused to bring his hands into view. Then the man began threatening to kill the troopers. Police say one of the troopers opened fire after the man brought his right arm around “in an aggressive manner.” The man was hit at least twice and died at the scene.

Police have not yet released the names of those involved.

Both troopers have been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.


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