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Man Stabbed after Breaking into Ithaca Apartment


One man is in custody following a Friday night incident in Ithaca.

Police report responding to the scene just before 11:00p for what was initially reported as a domestic incident.

Once on scene, they learned that 48-year-old Donta Braxton got into an argument with a resident of the West Village Apartments. When Braxton forced his way into the apartment, a fight broke out and the resident stabbed him in self-defense.

He was taken to Cayuga Medical Center for non-life-threatening Injuries and arrested there.

Braxton was charged with Burglary (felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child (misdemeanor), and Harassment (violation). He was also served active warrants against him.

Braxton was arraigned and taken to the Tompkins County Jail without bail.

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