FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

ESS Crossbow Photochromic Ballistic Eyeshield - ESS Eyepro
The ESS Crossbow Photochromic eyeshield is created using Transition Optics...

Top News

New Jersey Hostage Taker Killed, Toddler Son Unharmed

May 28, 2015  | 

screenshot: WABC-TV
screenshot: WABC-TV

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding a police-involved shooting early Wednesday morning in Middletown Township, N.J., in which a member of the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team fatally shot a man who allegedly was armed with a knife and holding his 13-month-old son hostage in his home following a domestic dispute, reports WABC-TV.

Officials say the events leading to the shooting started around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the Middletown Township Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute at the house.

When officers arrived, police say the mother of the child had fled from the house. She reported that 39-year-old Scott McAllister was intoxicated and had beaten her, and that he was armed with a knife and threatening to harm their child.

McAllister was reportedly locked inside the house with the couple's toddler son and refused to allow the police to enter.

After five hours of negotiations, at approximately 4:30 a.m., the SWAT team forced entry into the house, where they encountered McAllister, who is believed to have been armed with a knife. One member of the team fired at McAllister, fatally wounding him.

The child, who was near McAllister, was not harmed.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

jon Retired LEO @ 5/28/2015 7:51 PM

He won't take any more hostages.

Kojack58 @ 5/29/2015 11:37 AM

Another child has to see a parent die because he won't cooperate with the police. Officers don't want to shoot people it's what they are forced to do with personnel who won't give it up.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

ATS Armor Receives Full Deployment Order from Miami-Dade PD for Type III Ballistic Shields
ATS Armor LLC has announced a full deployment order for 200 NIJ Type III rifle shields...
Hurst Launches New Jaws of Life Website
Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., a global manufacturer of rescue tools, has launched a new website...
Safariland Unveils New Liberator Tactical Communication Headsets, Liberator IV and V
Safariland, a brand of The Safariland Group, has introduced the U.S.-designed and...
3 SWAT Teams Selected for Haix Tactical Boot Wear Test
The selected teams are: Lancaster County (PA) SERT, San Francisco SWAT, and Seattle SWAT....
Video: AZ Officer, K-9 Injured in Shooting; Suspect Dead
A Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, police officer was flown to a hospital for treatment after being...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine