Local

Police: Ithaca man threatened officers with knife during standoff

Police: Ithaca man threatened officers with knife during standoff

A stand-off in Ithaca early Saturday morning took hours to resolve, but ended without any injuries.

Police went to the 100 block of East State Street after 4:30 a.m. Saturday, after reports of a domestic disturbance.

Police say 33-year-old Ricardo Williams was inside the apartment and making threats. They say he was throwing items inside the apartment, and threatening to stab everyone in the face.

At one point, responding officers say Williams opened the door to the apartment, and was holding a large butcher-style knife over his head. They say he was making stabbing motions in the direction of the officers.

A police Taser was used, but Williams was able to get back inside the apartment. Police say that’s when Williams barricaded himself inside the apartment, and would not talk with officers.

Police used a robot camera to map out the apartment, and after several hours, SWAT team members were able to get inside. Williams was taken into custody without any further incident.

Williams is charged with menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal mischief.

 

 

More Local Headlines

in Local

Southern Tier may get casino after all

Fresh
Tioga Downs Casino & Racing (WENY-TV)

The state’s gaming facility location board has decided to re-open the bidding process.

in Local

Water main break closes stores in Ithaca Mall

Fresh
Local_News41-620x400

Ultimate Athletics, Planet Fitness, and the food court are currently closed due to lack of water.

in Local

Cortland prepares for “Chill-A-Bration”

Local_News41-620x400

The town's own yearly winter festival will kick off Saturday.

in Local

NY board advances new casino bidding for Southern Tier

casino

Board members note that a winning bid will have to be better than two previously rejected proposals.

in Local

Moravia man tries to sell house he doesn’t own

gavel_court

Brian Wilkinson faces one to three years in prison.