ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police have taken a man into custody after he barricaded himself in a West Village apartment. Police said they initially responded to a report that he was pointing a gun at multiple people. The incident drew a large police presence to the area of the West Village apartments for a couple of hours Thursday afternoon.

At about 12:48 p.m. Thursday at 150 West Village Place, the Ithaca Police Department responded to a report of a subject with a handgun. In a statement on social media, Ithaca Police further said the man had “pointed a handgun at multiple people.”

When police arrived, they said they created a perimeter around the apartment and the subject, identified as 23-year-old Jalin Boutwell, refused to come out or speak with officers. The SWAT and CINT teams responded to the scene.

At about 2:50 p.m., police said Boutwell came out “and surrendered without further incident.”

Boutwell was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, a felony. He was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.