Standoff with barricaded subject near Coliseum Blvd. ends peacefully

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A standoff with a barricaded subject on Fort Wayne’s east side ended peacefully, after nearly three hours.

Fort Wayne police told WANE 15 they were called to the 3700 block of Chestnut Street just before 5 a.m. to the report of a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. When police arrived on scene they determined that a gun was involved.

Police said a woman was able to escape the home but a man barricaded himself inside.

Just after 6:00 a.m. the Fort Wayne Police Department asked people via Twitter to avoid the area because of a police investigation.

Police set up a staging area near the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and New Haven Avenue.

Officers on scene at the Chestnut Street location attempted to get the man to leave the house using a loudspeaker and calling him on the phone.

Members of the Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team also deployed two “distraction devices,” more commonly known as “flashbangs” in an attempt to get the man to leave the house.

When that didn’t work, police fired a chemical agent into the home to get the man outside.

That was finally successful, and the man surrendered peacefully just after 7:45 Monday morning.

Police took the man into custody. They will interview him and the woman who escaped the home earlier to determine what, if any, charges will be brought. No one was injured.

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