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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, September 19, 2019 12:52 pm

Man in custody after barricading self inside home

The Journal Gazette

One man is in custody this morning after barricading himself inside a home, a statement from Fort Wayne police said.

Around 9 a.m., police responded to the 6800 block of Briarcliff Drive for a domestic situation, police said. The suspect, who was not named in the statement, was armed with handguns and barricaded himself with another man inside the home. It was not clear whether the other man inside the home with the suspect was a hostage or was willingly inside the home, the statement said.

Negotiators were able to talk with the suspect, who after a brief time came out and was taken into custody. The other man inside the home was not harmed.

The incident is under investigation.