A 43 year old Elmira man is in the custody of Ithaca Police after he barricaded himself inside of a Second Street home for nearly 6 hours Monday morning.
When police arrived on scene, they witnessed a man exit one of the windows of a residence on the 1-HUNDRED block of Second Street and go onto the roof. As more officers arrived, the man, identified as George Wilson, went back inside the home and barricaded himself. It was determined Wilson had an order of protection against him, protecting a resident inside the home. When SWAT teams arrived, Wilson started making references to “suicide by cop” while talking with police. Shortly before 8 a.m. he surrendered without further incident.
Felony charges against Wilson are pending.