Police defuse Stand-off Situation on Washington Center Road. The police surrounded the red SUV and finally
moved in with an armored SWAT vehicle. The man surrendered without issue. (Photos provided by witnesses)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Tense times Monday afternoon on the city's north side.
Just after 3 p.m., witnesses say dozens of police units surrounded a vehicle on Washington Center Road just west of Coldwater Road. That's where a suspect, reportedly with a gun, waited inside his SUV.
Authorities say the man had just broken up with his girlfriend and was threatening to kill himself.
A business owner told WOWO News, after about twenty minutes SWAT team members and a vehicle surrounded the vehicle.
The man turned himself in, peacefully, after officers asked for him to surrender over a public address system. The situation blocked the roadway for about an hour . Residents and employees of nearby businesses were urged to stay inside.