The City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence in the 2100 block of Point West Drive on Sept. 28 at approximately 7:21 p.m. in reference to a suicidal subject. The caller reported the subject made threats to kill his girlfriend and then himself. The male subject had an active warrant, was reported to be armed with a firearm and under the influence of narcotics.
Officers arrived and attempted to make contact at the residence but were unsuccessful in doing so. The subject would later confirm he was still in the residence. In order to ensure public safety, residents were directed to shelter in place. Officers attempted to communicated with the male subject via telephone without success.
At approximately 9:04 p.m., the Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team were called to assist. EST members repeatedly instructed the subject to exit via a loud speaker. They did not receive a response from the subject. In an effort to encourage the subject to exit, EST members were forced to deploy less-lethal munitions. EST then introduced a chemical agent into the residence. At approximately 11:07 p.m., the subject exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
This incident remains under investigation by FWPD and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as additional criminal charges are pending.