NYS Police say that at approximately 8:48 pm on Tuesday, December 10th, they were dispatched from the Mayfield barracks to a single-family residence on Old Piseco Road in Arietta for a person experiencing mental health issues.
Trooper Ryan Mousaw, who responded, reported that he began interviewing the resident, 55-year-old Daniel E. Condon, who was exhibiting signs of instability. Trooper Mousaw said that when he tried to transport him to the hospital for evaluation, Condon began to struggle with him.
Trooper Mousaw reported that he attempted deploy his Division issued Taser, but was unsuccessful. He said Condon struck him in the head with a hatchet, causing a laceration.
“After Condon ignored verbal commands to drop the hatchet, Trooper Mousaw discharged his Division issued pistol, striking him,” a press release issued by the State Police said.
Trooper Mousaw reported that he rendered first aid to Condon, including attaching an Automatic Electronic Defibrillator, but was unable to resuscitate him.
When assistance arrived on scene, Trooper Mousaw was transported to Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville. State Police said he was treated for a head laceration and a sprained right arm and wrist.