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Man Stabbed By Resident After He Forces Himself Into Apartment


Around 11 o’clock at night on Friday, September 1st, Ithaca Police responded to the West Village Apartments for a reported domestic incident.

After arriving at the scene, officers learned 48 year old Donta Braxton was involved in an argument with a resident of one of the apartments inside the building. Officers learned Braxton had forced his way into the apartment, and then a physical altercation occurred with the resident of the apartment.

The resident then stabbed Braxton in self-defense during the altercation. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Cayuga Medical Center. Once released, he was arrested and charged with Burglary in the 2nd, a Felony, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Misdemeanor, and Harassment in the 2nd, a Violation, by IPD Officers.

Braxton also had active warrants out by Ithaca Police that were served during his arrest. He was arraigned and then remanded to Tompkins County Jail with no bail.

Ithaca Police are still investigating the incident and ask anyone who may have information to provide to contact Ithaca Police via their tip-line at 607-330-0000.

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