Police, SWAT get alleged armed man out of West Wind Apartment complex

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police took a man into custody Tuesday night after an hours-long stand off at the West Wind Apartments.

Just before 7:30 p.m., police responded to the complex at the 2100 block of Point West Drive on reports of a suicidal subject. The caller reported the subject made threats to kill his girlfriend, then himself.

According to a release, the subject had an active arrest warrant, was reported to be armed with a firearm and under the influence of narcotics.

Officers arrived at the complex and attempted to make contact with the subject, but were unsuccessful. The subject later confirmed he was still inside the apartment. To ensure public safety, police asked nearby residents to shelter in place.

Just after 9 p.m., the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team were called into assist. EST members attempted to contact with the subject via a loudspeaker. After not receiving a response from the subject, EST deployed “less-lethal” munitions, including a chemical agent, into the apartment.

Shortly after 11 p.m., the subject left the apartment and was taken into custody without further incident.

This incident remains under investigation by the FWPD and Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office as additional charges are pending.

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