For Immediate Release- 03-18-2017 7:27 AM
City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Contact: Officer John Chambers
Office of Public Information
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.
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department