Domestic dispute with knives leads to 2-hour standoff on Fort Wayne’s near south side

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man is in custody after a domestic dispute involving knives, followed by two-hour barricade, in a southwest Fort Wayne home on Tuesday.

According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, around 4:20 p.m., a neighbor called police saying that a child came over upset “because her parents were arguing and the father had knives in his hands.”

When police arrived to the 700 block of West Creighton Avenue, they found the man in the yard holding knives, then the man went back into the house. The woman safely left the scene with only minor injuries.

Police attempted to contact the man through by using a loud speaker and calling his cell phone. He responded by yelling out a bedroom window, threatening to hurt himself and burn down the house, according to police. Police say during these exchanges, the man was still carrying the knives.

After two hours, police entered the house and placed the man in custody. He suffered minor, non-life-threatening injuries and has been taken to a local hospital.

No police officers were injured.

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