FIRST ON 13: Pittsfield man shot by Mass. state trooper made threats with knives
The Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office has released the name of the Pittsfield man shot by a Massachusetts State Police trooper on Saturday.
Authorities say the trooper responded to the home at 145 Richmond Road after a call came in for a domestic incident. When the trooper arrived, authorities say Phillip Henault, 64, came out of his house holding multiple knives and threatened to kill the trooper.
The trooper backed up and told Henault to stop. The DA’s office said that Henault made it all the way down the driveway before the trooper fired his gun. Body and cruiser cameras helped piece together what happened.
It is still unclear where Henault was standing when the trooper shot him, but the DA’s office said Henault was in the road. Emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
The Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office said the trooper’s name will be released – whether or not he faces charges.