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Barricaded Suspect Investigation / 1300 W Washington Blvd

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For Immediate Release: October 30, 2011

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact:           Officer Raquel Foster

Office of Public Information

(260) 427-1343



Barricaded Suspect Investigation


Date/Time of Incident:          October 30, 2011 / 2:26 a.m.

Location of Incident:              1300 W. Washington Blvd.

Suspect/Subject Involved:     Male, age 53


On Sunday, October 30, 2011 at approximately 2:26 a.m. the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 1300 block of W. Washington Blvd. reference a suicidal subject who was believed to be intoxicated and who reported having a weapon.  When officers arrived on the scene, the subject refused to come outside to speak with officers.


The Crisis Response Team (CRT) and Emergency Services Team (EST) also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. Neighboring apartment units on both the lower and upper level of the apartment building were evacuated.  All attempts to make contact with the subject were unsuccessful.  Entry was made in the home and the subject was detained safely and without incident.  He was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  At this time, there are no charges pending.


This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department.



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