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Barricade Incident 600 Stratton Road May 19 2013

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Barricaded Suicidal Subject


Incident Date:               05/19/2013       

Incident Time:               10:05 PM

Incident Location:         600 Block of Stratton Road

Subject:                        Male / Age 32  


On Sunday, 05/19/2013, at approximately 10:05 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 600 block of Stratton Road reference a male subject making suicide threats.  Preliminary information indicated the subject was intoxicated and had access to firearms inside the home.  Responding officers arrived on scene and were unable to make contact with the male subject.  The Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to assist in the investigation.


A CRT negotiator established communication with the subject and spoke with him briefly.  The subject stopped communicating and refused to respond to the negotiators repeated attempts to restore communication.  In an attempt to motivate the subject to exit the home peacefully, EST members deployed a chemical agent (tear gas) into the home.  The subject failed to comply and refused to exit the home.  EST members made entry into the home and took the subject into custody at approximately 3:16 AM.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.


Stratton Road was closed to all traffic during the five hour-standoff.  During a subsequent search, firearms were discovered inside the home.  This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department.


Officer Jason Anthony

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


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