SWAT situation near downtown ends peacefully

(WISH Photo/Drew Blair)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A SWAT situation near downtown Indianapolis ended peacefully early Monday morning after a suspect inside a home surrendered.

Officers were called to the scene just east of downtown, near State and Washington, around 1:15 a.m. Initial reports from police were that the person inside the home may be connected to a homicide.

After investigating, officials said they were serving a warrant at the home for a man wanted for rape and robbery. When they arrived on scene, they saw the 20-year-old man sitting on the porch with a rifle.

According to police, the man went inside the house and wouldn’t come out. It was then that members of the SWAT team were called to the scene.

Just before 4:30 a.m., police say the suspect came out of the home on his own and surrendered to officers. A total of four people — two adults and two children, ages 11 and 12 — were in the home at the time of the incident. No one was hurt.

The man’s name has not been released. One other person went with police to be questioned.

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