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One charged, three involved after attempting to break in to Ithaca home

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On Thursday around 10:20 a.m. police responded to a residence on Center Street in Ithaca for the report of an armed burglary in progress.

The caller stated that three people with handguns were attempting to enter the home.

Upon arrival, the three suspects fled. Further investigation revealed that the handgun was not displayed, but rather threatened.


Further investigation determined that the incident began as a domestic. Police interviewed the three people involved.

One of the three were identified as Brett McBean, 42, who displayed a knife, which was recovered at the scene.

They charged with menacing and criminal trespass.

Any witnesses to the incident are encouraged to call IPD.