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The Ithaca Police have issued a press release regarding a domestic violence incident in West Village tonight that resulted in the activation of the SWAT team. 

At 9:42 p.m. Saturday night, Ithaca Police units responded to a report of a dispute at 150 West Village Place for a report of a dispute.

"The caller reported a physical fight possibly involving a knife," the release said. "Upon arrival Officers were advised that the suspect had retreated into his apartment and subsequently barricaded himself inside."

After several minutes lapsed with little or no communication from the suspect, the SWAT team and crisis negotiating team were activated however the suspect surrendered to police without incident and was taken in to custody.

The suspect was charged with one count of harassment in the second degree, two counts of menacing in the 3rd degree and criminal possession of a weapon 4th degree for brandishing a knife in a threatening manner.

The suspect is currently awaiting arraignment on the charges. They have not been identified. 

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