Police say an illegal handgun was seized after a welfare check was conducted at the Walmart in the city of Ithaca.
On Monday around 1:30 p.m. police responded to the Walmart for a welfare check- after receiving a report that a male subject was ‘acting erratically’.
Upon arrival Officers located the male in question in the parking lot of the business seated in a vehicle, same was experiencing a mental health crisis. During the initial field interview the subject was uncooperative and making statements about using a firearm against the Officers on scene.
Police say the incident was deescalated and the subject taken into custody.
Officers did locate an illegally possessed handgun.
At this point, the investigation remains active. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact IPD by phone or anonymously.
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