Update (1:00 p.m.): This story has been updated with more information regarding the “medical circumstances” that surrounded Kenneth Griffin’s arraignment postponement.

ITHACA, N.Y.—Ithaca police made an arrest on Tuesday night after an incident reported involving a domestic violence incident in the West End.

Police were called around 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 16, according to a press release, to 150 West Village Place in Ithaca. Police claimed that when they arrived, officers “learned that the victim was being held against her will by a Kenneth Griffin.”

Members of the Special Response Team were sent to the scene and raised a ladder to a second story window, where the victim was able to exit the building. During that time, police also began to negotiate with Griffin to also exit the apartment.

According to police, the “incident briefly turned into a barricaded subject situation,” but it was shortly resolved. Griffin was taken into custody without incident, according to police.

In the aftermath, Griffin, 36, was charged with second degree burglary, first degree unlawful imprisonment, third degree assault, third degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

Police additionally added that Griffin’s arraignment was “postponed due to medical circumstances.” Acting Chief John Joly said that a 9.43 mental hygiene law order had been invoked and Griffin was taken to a hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com