Police standoff ends, man arrested on outstanding felony warrant

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Police Department ended an hours-long standoff at an apartment complex around 6:15 Thursday morning.

Police responded around 1 a.m. to South Bridge Apartments after complex security notified them about a domestic battery suspect barricaded inside an apartment.

Officers responded and where able to get a woman and another person inside the apartment out safely, according to city police spokesperson Officer Chris Felton.

Felton said the alleged battery occurred on Oneida Street near downtown and a woman and the alleged suspect came to the apartment on Lakeside Drive. Felton said the victim eventually showed up to talk with police once they were on scene.

The FWPD Crisis Response Team and Emergency Services Team were dispatched around 3 a.m. after officers learned the man inside had an assault-type weapon.

Shortly after 6 a.m., officers placed an explosive charge on the door and entered the apartment.

Felton said officers arrested Tracey Salter, 21, Fort Wayne, on an outstanding felony warrant for armed robbery. Salter was taken into custody without incident.

Salter was being interviewed by detectives and additional charges are pending.

Felton said no other injuries were reported and injuries to the battery victim were unclear.

Residents around the apartment where Salter was barricaded were evacuated shortly before 5 a.m.

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