DANBY, N.Y. — An Ithaca man is facing two charges after barricading himself in a home Tuesday morning, police said.

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Donald T. Hicks, 34, of Ithaca, is charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second degree menacing, according to a new release by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said they responded at 11:05 a.m. to  186 Nelson Road, where Hicks lives, after reports were made that he was threatening people with a knife.

Upon arrival at at the home, officers attempted to make contact with Hicks, but say he did not respond to law enforcement officers.

After about 40 minutes, Hicks climbed through a window at the back of the home and tried to flee, but was taken into custody.

Officials said yesterday that a taser was discharged at the scene, but it is unclear whether the taser struck Hicks.

He was arraigned in the town of Dryden Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of posting $2,500 bail. The New York State Police, Ithaca Police Department and Bangs Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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Jolene Almendarez

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