Barricade Subject March 18, 2017

For Immediate Release-   03-18-2017  7:27 AM

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact:           Officer John Chambers

Office of Public Information

(260) 427-1343





Barricaded Subject


Date/Time of Incident:          03-18-2017  7:27 AM

Location of Incident:              6800 Raintree Road

Subject:                                  Adult Male


On Saturday March 18, 2017 at approximately 7:27 AM, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department  responded to a residence located in the 6800 block of Raintree Road in reference to a subject that had posted messages on social media threatening suicide. Officers on the scene attempted to make contact with the subject by telephone and knocking on the door. Officers believed that the subject was inside the residence while armed with a weapon. After several minutes of failed attempts to make contact with the subject, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Departments Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team were dispatched to the scene.

Officers with the Crisis Response Team attempted for several hours to contact the subject inside the residence by telephone with no success. Officers on the scene also attempted to make contact with the subject via loud speaker. After approximately 4 hours, the subject exited his residence and surrendered to authorities without incident. The subject was transported from the scene to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.




John Chambers

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department