FWPD: Standoff ends after man surrenders to police

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police have apprehended a man with an outstanding warrant following a standoff, according to FWPD Spokesman Officer Michael Joyner.

Joyner said police were escorting an employee from the Department of Child Services who was conducting a follow up investigation involving a child’s well-being.

Joyner said when the DCS employee and an officer approached the home at 801 Grace Avenue a man answered the door. The man was known to have an active warrant and retreated back into the home once he saw the two people at the door.

That happened around 4:20 p.m.

FWPD officers then tried to get the man to come out, but he refused, according to Joyner.

The FWPD Crisis Response and Emergency Services Teams were called in to get the man out of the home. Joyner said the man’s warrant was worth getting the man into custody.

Around 6:20 p.m., police used a loudspeaker to summon the man outside. He exited the home and surrendered to police without incident, according to Joyner.

Joyner said no one else was inside the home.

The name of the man has not been released.

The incident is under investigation.