Subject sent in for psychological evaluation after barricade incident

| November 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:09 p.m., Nov. 22, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 5400 block of Webster Street in regards to a suicidal subject making threats to harm himself.

The person who called in the threat and the mother of the subject called police with concerns about statements the subject was making about killing himself, along with Facebook posts of similar statements and pictures of the subject with various types of guns.

Police attempted to make contact with the subject who refused to come out and then began to make threatening statements towards police.  A perimeter was formed around the residence and the Emergency Service Team and the Crisis Response Team were brought in.  Phone communication was established with the subject through Dispatch and was then transferred over to the Crisis Response Team, once the team was in place.

After a brief negotiation, the subject came out of the residence and relinquished his firearm to police. There were no injuries.

The subject was taken into custody and placed on an immediate 24 hour detention order at the hospital for psychological evaluation.

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