FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- A man was arrested after he tried to attack someone with a weapon on Tuesday night.
Just after 6:30 p.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 850 Ridgewood Drive at Summit Apartments after receving a call about a woman who was allegedly being attacked by a man.
Police say they were able to remove the woman from the apartment, but the suspect barricaded himself inside a bedroom and refused to come out.
After multiple attempts to get the man to peacefully surrender, the officers say they got a warrant for his arrest.
A short time later, officers entered the apartment and captured the suspect, identified as 43-year-old Eric Smallwood, who was hiding in the attic.
Investigators say Smallwood faces preliminary charges of Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Strangulation and Invasion of Privacy.