Ithaca Police activate SWAT Team in response to domestic incident

Ithaca Police activate SWAT Team in response to domestic incident

A Newfield man’s actions at an Ithaca apartment Monday caused the Ithaca Police Department to activate its swat team.

At around 2 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a residence at Abbott Lane regarding a domestic incident. Police say that 33-year-old Ricky R. Stewart, Jr. entered his ex-girlfriend’s home without her consent and forcibly removed her from her own home while her three children were still inside.

He then barricaded himself inside of the apartment and refused to speak to police.

Officers cleared the nearby area of residents before sending in the IPD Swat Team to apprehend Stewart.

They discovered that a neighbor had lied to police about harboring Stewart. Charges against the neighbor are pending action in Ithaca City Court.

Stewart is charged with criminal contempt, burglary, and endangering the welfare of a child, the first two of which are felonies.

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