FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- South Wayne Avenue came to a standstill Thursday as Fort Wayne police tried to coax a man out of this house on the 2400 block for hours.
All neighbor Terri Gill could do was watch.
"I was coming home and I couldn't get down my street, so I went through an alley and just kind of watched from there,” Gill said.
Police say it all began around 9:30 this morning when the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant inside the home.
Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Walker says that’s when officers noticed something was wrong.
"When officers were in the house, they heard a person they believed to be the suspect sound like he was loading a shotgun, and saying he's not coming out,” Walker said.
Negotiators talked to the man on and off until 2:30 p.m. when he came out of the house with a rifle.
Officers yelled at the man to drop the gun and fired less-than-lethal ammunition.
SWAT then ordered him to crawl toward them and took him into custody.
"There was no serious injuries here involved, so obviously they did their job and took him into custody without the use of excessive force,” Walker said.
He said the collaboration between ISP and Fort Wayne Police helped end the situation safely.
In the 30 years that Gill has lived on South Wayne, she's seen her share of crimes.
But she's not too worried about safety after today's events.
"Just glad that they got it taken care of right away so I'm able to come home,” she said.