DANBY, N.Y. — Nobody was hurt in a 40-minute standoff in the town of Danby on Tuesday morning, authorities said.

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Police were called to 186 Nelson Road in Danby at around 11:05 a.m. for a report of a suspect threatening people with a knife.

The possible victims made it out of the home before the police arrived. Authorities tried to contact the subject, “but the subject failed to respond,” according to a news release from the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

After 40 minutes, the officers on scene saw a window toward the back of the home slide open. A person, believed to be the subject, then left out the window.

“The subject was immediately taken into custody outside the residence. No injuries to the subject or the victims were reported,” the news release said.

The investigation is continued by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting at the scene was the Ithaca Police Department, the New York State Police and Bangs Ambulance.

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Update at 2:20 p.m. — Ithaca police said no gunshots were fired at the scene but a taser was deployed.

Officer Jamie Williamson said he has not confirmed whether the taser hit the man, adding that he is still gathering details about what happened at the scene.

DANBY, N.Y. — A man is in custody after brandishing a bladed weapon and barricading himself in a Danby home for about an hour Tuesday morning, police said.

Police were called to the 100 block of Nelson Road at 11:17 a.m. after the man allegedly became confrontational with somebody in the home and barricaded himself in a room with a bladed weapon, said Officer Jamie Williamson of the Ithaca Police Department.


He said Ithaca police officers, along with Tompkins County Sheriff’s Deputies and State Police troopers, responded to the scene and created a perimeter near the home.

The SWAT team and Critical Incident Negotiation team were also called to the scene, Williamson said.

The man was taken into custody at 12:12 p.m. and transported to a local hospital.

It’s unclear if he will face charges, police said.

This is a developing story.  Check back later for more information. 

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Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.