Barricaded Subject March 1, 2019

For Immediate Release

March 1, 2019

Barricaded Subject



Date:                                     Friday, March 1, 2019


Location:                            1904 Till Road


Time:                                    9:30 a.m.




Fort Wayne police responded to 1904 Till Road at approximately 9:30 a.m. on the report of an armed and suicidal female. Once on scene officers learned that the female had threaten to end her life by firearm, which she possessed prior to our arrival but was relieved of by another person in the home. Officers were given information that additional weapons were in the home and accessible to the female.


Officers attempted to communicate a desired end to the situation however she refused to exit the home. At approximately 10:50 a.m. members of the department’s hostage negotiation team and emergency services team were called to assist. At 12:50 p.m. a robot was deployed into the home which had the desired effect and female exited and surrendered without incident.


During this investigation the 1900 block of Till Road was shutdown to all foot and vehicular traffic. The female was transported to a local hospital where she was evaluated by medical staff. The possibility of charges exist pending review by the Allen County Prosecutor’s office.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department