For Immediate Release

November 17, 2022


Barricaded Subject

Date: November 17, 2022

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: 3400 E. State Blvd.


On November 17, 2022, the Fort Wayne Police Department was asked to assist with transporting an adult male from a residence in the 3400 block of E. State Blvd. to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. An Allen County judge signed the order commanding officers to make this transport.

Officers arrived and the adult male barricaded himself in his residence and refused to exit, and it was believed he was armed with a knife. Out of an abundance of caution, the services of the Crisis Response Team and Emergency Services Team were requested to assist with safely removing the male from his residence. By the nature of their jobs, these teams are equipped with extra tools that allow for communication, breaching, etc. that regular patrol units do not have access to.

The adult male still refused to exit the residence, so surrounding residences were evacuated as negotiators tried negotiating with the subject. EST officers eventually deployed a chemical agent in an attempt to motivate the subject to exit, but the male still refused. Around 10:15pm, EST officers made entry into the apartment and took the male into custody. He is currently being transported to the hospital for the court-ordered mental health evaluation.

There is nothing further at this time.

Chris Felton
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department