Standoff with police ends with man in hospital

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Police Department’s special tactics teams were called out early Monday after a man was reported with a large knife at a home, and an hours-long standoff ensued before the man eventually surrendered.

Police were called just before 5 a.m. to a home in the 1600 block of Fitchburg Place, near Vance Avenue on the city’s northeast side, on a report of a disturbance at the home. Police were told a man there was armed with a large knife, according to police spokesman Chris Felton.

When officers arrived, they learned the suspect was inside the home with a group of others. Police evacuated the group, who then told officers the suspect was refusing to come out, Felton said. The group also said there were possibly firearms inside the home.

Police were able to reach the suspect over the phone, Felton said, and he again refused to come out.

At that point, police called in their Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team to assist, Felton said.

The man eventually came out of the home just after 7 a.m. He was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation, Felton said.

The man was not identified.

Police would not release any other information. Felton said the incident remains under investigation.

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