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Barricaded Suspect Surrenders Peacefully / 2900 Santa Rosa Drive

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For Immediate Release

October 17, 2011

Barricade Suspect


Date:                            Monday, October 17, 2011

Time:                            11:25 a.m.

Location:                      2900 Block Santa Rosa Drive

Suspect:                       Male/59

                                    Fort Wayne


The Fort Wayne Police Department was dispatched to a suicidal subject who was located in his residence in the 2900 block of Santa Rosa Drive. Officers were sent to the home after a friend reported having a phone conversation with the suspect that led him to believe the suspect might be suicidal. On scene officers were able to determine that the suspect was in fact armed with a rifle and suicidal.


The department’s CRT and EST teams were activated and took over the efforts of peacefully resolving the standoff.  At approximately 3:00 p.m. CRT team officers were successful in talking the suspect into disarming himself and surrendering to officers without incident. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and assistance.


During the incident several streets were blocked to ensure control and safety to the general public. Those streets included:


Hobson at Vance, Hobson at Kenwood, Santa Rosa at Clara, Santa Rosa at Vance, Beacon at Glenwood, Beacon at Kenwood, and Beacon at Charlotte.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department

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