Police searching for man who prevented woman and kids from leaving Fort Wayne home for days


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Police are searching for a man who they believe wouldn’t let a woman and two kids leave a home for multiple days. The man is possibly armed, according to police.

Fort Wayne Police say the woman and kids escaped the home, located in the 600 Block of High Street, sometime around 10 a.m. on Thursday and ran to a neighbors house to call 9-1-1.

Police were called to the scene on reports of a domestic dispute and believed the man had barricaded himself inside. Fort Wayne SWAT and Special Operations teams were also at the scene. However, after several hours of trying to get the man to come out, authorities searched the home and discovered he had fled.

It is unclear if he drove off or ran away on foot. Police believe he fled shortly before they arrived.

The woman who escaped said the man physically assaulted her. She has non-life-threatening injuries. Both children were unharmed.

Police say they will release the suspects name and description at a later time.

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