WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A 30 year old Watertown man faces several felony and misdemeanor charges after a standoff with police early Friday morning.
Charged was Karim Mitchell-Rahim, who was to appear in court Friday evening.
Watertown police said Mitchell-Rahm was charged with:
- Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance Third Degree class B felony
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon Third Degree, class D felony being a convicted criminal and used a knife to menace
- Criminal Possession of a Weapon Third for possessing metal knuckles
- Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree, class E Felony for damaging a phone with value greater than $250
- Menacing in the Second Degree, class A misdemeanor
- Criminal Mischief Fourth Degree, class A misdemeanor, for preventing a 911 emergency call
- Criminal Obstruction of Breathing, class A misdemeanor
- Harassment Second Degree a violation.
Police said they were called to the parking lot of the Great American supermarket on State Street just before 4 AM, where a woman told them her boyfriend had “had menaced her with a knife and handgun, broke her cell phone and obstructed her breathing,” according to a statement by police Friday evening.
It happened inside a second floor apartment at 605 Boyd Street, where the couple lived.
Police tried to talk to the boyfriend, but he wouldn’t come outside, prompting a stand-off which lasted until just after 8 AM, and which shut down part of Boyd Street. Police had help from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office and both departments’ emergency response teams.
After he gave up, Mitchell-Rahim was first taken to Samaritan Medical Center for an evaluation. Police said they searched the apartment and found weapons and drugs.
No one was hurt.