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City of Binghamton Sends Lockdown Warning to Local Bar

The City of Binghamton has sent a lockdown warning to the owner of the Ice House bar on Charlotte Street in Binghamton.

This following the attack and robbery of an unnamed Binghamton University student there earlier this month. The attack left the victim unconscious and in critical condition.

Binghamton Police Chief Joseph Zikuski says as a result of multiple assaults, including this one, the bar has accumulated 40 lockdown points.

After receiving the warning, the owner has several weeks to show the city how he will correct the situation. City law dictates if the case goes to trial and the court determines that the property is a “public nuisance,” the court may issue a “lockdown” order closing the property for up to one year.

"We’ve had problems with that particular property, regardless who the owner is, for many many years. It’s gone by other names, it’s had this name for a long time, but it’s always been a trouble spot," said Chief Zikuski.

Zikuski says a September shooting at Kennedy Fried Chicken escalated from an argument at the Ice House.

Anyone with information on the November assault is asked to call Binghamton Police Detectives at 772-7080. There is a $3,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.