For Immediate Release

May 29, 2021

Barricaded Suicidal Subject


Date:  05/29/2021                 

Time:  11:08 PM

Location:  Suburban Inn, 3320 West Coliseum Blvd.


On Saturday, 05/29/2021, at approximately 11:08 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the Suburban Inn located at 3320 West Coliseum Blvd. reference a subject making suicide threats. The caller initially reported he was armed with a knife and later indicated he was armed with a handgun. He informed dispatch he barricaded the entry door to the motel room he was staying in.     

Officers arrived and established a perimeter around the motel room to ensure public safety. Officers communicated with the subject via telephone several times and he refused to exit the room.    

At approximately 12:34 AM, the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to assist. A CRT negotiator established communication with the subject via telephone.  The negotiator maintained telephone communication with the subject for several hours trying to encourage him to exit the room. The subject finally agreed to a surrender plan and voluntarily exited the motel room at approximately 2:46 AM. He complied with verbal commands from the Emergency Services Team members and was detained without incident.  The subject did not incur any injuries as a result of the incident. He was transported to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

Officer Jason Anthony          
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department