Hours-long standoff ends with a battering ram, man in custody


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — An hours-long standoff at a south Fort Wayne brought out a large police presence and closed down several blocks Monday morning.

Fort Wayne Police responded just around 7 a.m. to a home in the 4200 block of Weisser Park Avenue on a report of a domestic disturbance involving an armed man with “mental health issues.” The man, who reportedly had a record with firearms, would not come out of the home, police siad.

At that point, the police department’s emergency service team came out.

An area from Hanna Street east to South Park Drive and McKinnie Avenue south to East Sherwood Terrace was cordoned off. Several officers along with tactical officers were on scene, and a drone was sent into the air.

Just before 10 a.m. then, police used a vehicle with a battering ram to knock down the front door of the home. The man surrendered at that point, police said.

Tyrone A. White, 38, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Handgun by a Serious Violent Felon.

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