Suspect with warrant barricaded himself into South Hill home; situation resolved peacefully

UPDATE (2:55 p.m.) Damien Blackman, 38, of Ithaca, was taken into custody Monday. The incident was resolved peacefully, Deputy Chief Vincent Monticello said as the scene on Hudson Street was clearing up Monday.

"He barricaded himself and wouldn't come out," Monticello said.

Monticello said there was a physical dispute and police were able to get one person out of the house. He said the incident was resolved peacefully. Blackman was wanted on a felony warrant from the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office for third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Blackman was turned over to the sheriff's office, but charges are also pending for the Ithaca incident.

No one was injured.

UPDATE (2:45 p.m.) Police are searching a white home near Pearsall Place and Hudson Street that appears to be a duplex. A suspect has been taken into custody.

UPDATE (2:40 p.m.) Hudson Street has reopened to traffic, according to Ithaca police.


ITHACA, N.Y. A suspect is in custody after a possible barricade situation at a home on Hudson Street in Ithaca.

At about 2:30 p.m., a man wearing jeans and a white tank top was being led out by officers, including SWAT team officers, from the Ithaca Police Department. There has been a large amount of police activity near a home on the 500 block of Hudson Street. A witness on the scene said a man barricaded himself in the home. Police have not commented yet.

Police are asking people to avoid the area. Hudson Street is closed from Hillview to Grandview.