ITHACA, N.Y. — Multiple police agencies are looking for a weapon in the Cayuga Inlet Thursday related to a recent crime, police said.
“They are in a dive operation. We are actively looking for a weapon,” Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler said.
IPD, the New York State Police Dive Team, Cornell University Police Department, and the local branch of the FBI arrived at the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, directly across from the Ithaca Children’s Garden, around 9 a.m. for the operation.
At the scene, about a dozen vehicles were parked along the shoulder of the road and trail. Closest to the water, large black, windowless vans were parked with yellow crime scene tape tied to them.
At least two divers were in the water around 1 p.m. apparently inverted as they searched the bottom of the inlet.
Police found and then bagged a long gun at the inlet around 1:30 p.m. It’s unclear if that is the specific weapon police are looking for. Divers stayed in the water and kept searching.
Tyler said police will continue searching the area Thursday and possibly Friday, depending on what potential evidence they find at the inlet. He declined to release additional details regarding the incident.
All photos by Jolene Almendarez/The Ithaca Voice