Barricaded man surrenders safely after 4-hour standoff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – After a 4-hour standoff, a man who had barricaded himself inside a home surrendered safely to police.

Police and a SWAT team were dispatched around 7:30 a.m. Saturday to the home in the 6800 block of Raintree Road, near the intersection of Cherryblossom Lane on report of a man who made threats about harming himself on social media.

Fort Wayne Police Spokesman Officer John Chambers told NewsChannel 15 that after the man made the threats, someone noticed and contacted the police.

Chambers said that officers initially attempted to make contact with the man by phone and knocking on the door. After several minutes of failed attempts to make contact with the man, emergency service and crisis response teams were dispatched to the scene.

Officers made several efforts to make contact with the man using loudspeakers and sirens. A NewsChannel 15 photographer said officers also deployed at least two flash bangs.

Chambers indicated that they believed the man had a weapon.

The man was taken to the hospital for evaluation.