Barricaded Subject December 2, 2016

For Immediate Release

December 2, 2016

Barricaded Suspect


Date:                           Friday, December 2, 2016


Time:                           3:10 a.m.


Location:                    1425 Sinclair Street




Fort Wayne police responded to 1425 Sinclair Street after 911 communications received a call from a despondent subject indicating that he was going to end his life. Officers arrived on the scene and attempted to make contact with the subject but were unsuccessful. A short time later the department’s EST and CRT specialty teams were called to the scene in a further attempt to convince the subject to exit the home. When their attempts were unsuccessful EST members introduced several aerosol type canisters of pepper gas which had a positive outcome when the subject exited the home and surrendered to team members without incident. The subject was transported from the scene to a local hospital for evaluation.


During the incident a two block stretch of Sinclair Street was closed preventing any vehicular or foot traffic to pass through the area. The area was back to normal by 6:40 a.m.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department