FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police have arrested a man following a standoff east of downtown early Wednesday.
Authorities said it started around 1:30 a.m., with a 911 hang-up. Dispatchers then started receiving texts from a woman at a home in the 1000 block of East Berry Street.
Police said she told them she’d been battered and was being held against her will. Police responded, and tried to get the woman and a man to exit the home.
She eventually did come out on her own, but the man refused.
After making numerous attempts to contact him, police started using tear gas. The man exited the house around 5:40 a.m. and was taken into custody.
He’s been identified as 59-year-old David Span Jr. He faces preliminary charges of criminal confinement, and multiple counts of domestic battery.