Police surround apartment on Fort Wayne’s north side

(WANE Photo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man is in custody after police surrounded an apartment complex for more than three hours Sunday. Police will not be charging the man who barricaded himself at Orchard Place Apartments on the 900 block of Cook Road at 5:16 a.m.

According to a spokesperson for the Fort Wayne Police Department, police were called to the complex after a report of a man breaking windows out of his apartment. When police arrived, they heard what appeared to be gunshots from inside the apartment.

When dispatch spoke with the subject, the man said he was having suicidal thoughts. Officers repeatedly asked the man to leave the building and speak with officers, but he refused.

After about thirty minutes, the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to assist. A negotiator spoke with the man on the phone for several until he agreed to exit the apartment.

Officers said when they took the man into custody around 8:30 a.m., he did not struggle. Police said no one was inside the apartment while police were there. The man was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation.

Police believe the man may have been off his medication and are still investigating the incident.



Police vehicles surrounding an apartment complex where a man barricaded himself
Police vehicles surrounding an apartment complex where a man barricaded himself


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