Father arrested after morning standoff, son taken to the hospital

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A father has been arrested by police after a morning-long standoff with police. The incident happened in the Wheatridge neighborhood near the intersection of Cook and Coldwater Roads.

Police told WANE 15 they were called to the home in the 700 block of Valdosta Drive around 4:00 a.m. after 51-year-old Kenneth Lawless beat his son. The son was injured and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening, but serious injuries.

Around 11:15 a.m. police got approval to enter the home. The man was coaxed out of the house after a “chemical agent” was used. According to police, officers found a handgun in the yard of the home but did not know if it was used in the incident.

Fort Wayne Community Schools placed Shawnee Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School on lockout during the standoff.

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