Police force barricaded woman out of home
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - A woman is in police custody after several tense hours in Waynedale on Tuesday. The incident occurred in a home on Allegany Avenue, near Bluffton and Sandpoint roads late in the afternoon.
In a statement to reporters, officer Allissa Barnhorst said police were called to the neighborhood on reports of a disturbance in a home. A man who escaped the home met with police and explained a woman was barricaded inside the house with a weapon.
As the woman sheltered in the home, police gathered outside. An armored vehicle was stationed nearby. Police cruisers blocked the street. A command post was set up in the parking lot of the nearby Bluebird Restaurant while other police vehicles were stationed at neighboring businesses.
Police drone pilots and a crisis team were called in.
By early evening, police grew eager to end the standoff. Officers used what they described as “less-lethal” munitions to force the woman from the home. These often include irritating chemicals or “flash bang” devices that briefly incapacitate a person or coax them from hiding places. Officers did not specify which device they employed.
The woman soon surrendered. No injuries were reported.
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