An Endicott man is accused of threatening Johnson City Police with a knife.

Authorities responded to a home on Endicott Avenue Tuesday, December 21 for a report of a man possibly having a mental health issue.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

40-year-old Travis Cornell barricaded himself in a 2nd floor bathroom, then jumped out a window, threatened police with a knife and ran for several blocks.

He was found hiding behind a vehicle on Burbank Avenue.

Johnson City Police say Cornell refused to show his hands and comply with officers’ commands and police incapacitated him with pepper balls.

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Police say Cornell suffered some self-inflicted injuries prior to their arrival and sustained a leg injury in his leap from the second-floor window.  He was treated at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center before being arraigned on felony counts of Menacing a Police Officer and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

Authorities say Cornell was also on parole.  He’s being held in the Broome County Jail without bail.

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