FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police Department officials say one child is safe and a man is under evaluation following an overnight standoff on Andrew Street.
It started around when a 911 call came in reporting a man making suicidal threats around 10:30 Monday night. Police were made aware that he was armed and that there was a juvenile in the house with him.
After about two hours, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Emergency Services Team, Crisis Response Team (Negotiator), and Air Support were brought in to help.
Just before 3:30 a.m., police said the man exited the residence and the child was found safe inside the home. The man was taken to a local hospital for a psychological evaluation.
Police said that a firearm was taken from the home but it is not clear if any charges will be filed.
FWPD officials issued these statements during the incident:
UPDATE (3:21 a.m.):
The adult victim exited the house and is safe. The male was transported to a local hospital for
a psychological evaluation. The juvenile was also found to be safe inside the home. The
involved weapon was confiscated by officers and a Warrantless Seizure Affidavit was
submitted to the Allen County Superior Court. This investigation is no longer active.
INITIAL RELEASE (2:44 a.m.):
At 0052 hours, officers with the Fort Wayne Police
Department’s Emergency Services Team, Crisis Response Team (Negotiator), and Air Support
Units were requested to assist patrol officers investigating a suicidal adult male armed with a
shotgun. Currently officers believe that a juvenile is inside the house with the male.
Officers are asking citizens to AVOID this area while negotiators and tactical officers attempt
to safely remove the child and male. This release will be updated as more information is