Man in custody following standoff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department has detained a man involved in a standoff inside a home in the 100 block of Esmond Street.

The situation started around 1:30 a.m. when a woman called 911 and said her friend was inside a home with another man who was not supposed to be there.

Police said the woman has a protection order against the man and he was holding her against her will inside the home. Around 2:30 a.m., FWPD called for the Crisis Response Team and Emergency Services Team to help resolve the situation.

Police have identified the man as 27-year-old Elgin Davis.

Around 3:30 a.m. the woman was able to get out of the house, according to city police spokesperson Office Michael Joyner.

The woman was not injured and Joyner said the only threats Elgin made were to police officers in the area.

Joyner was unsure of how the woman was able to get out of the home. Davis and the woman are ex-boyfriend and ex-girlfriend, according to Joyner.

Police said the woman told them Davis was not armed when he was inside the home.

Officers attempted for several hours to get Davis out of the home, but were unsuccessful until about 6 a.m. when several canisters of tear gas were launched into the home.

Joyner said Davis eventually took cover in the basement. FWPD sent a robot inside the home and discovered he went downstairs where he eventually surrendered.

Davis was placed in handcuffs and detained by officers.

Police said Davis has outstanding warrants related to a probation violation and domestic battery.

Joyner said Davis is likely to face charges for resisting law enforcement and for violating a protection order. The case will be reviewed by the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office who will decide what charges to possibly file.

The incident remains under investigation.

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