FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Police say a man caused an explosion in his own home and then shot himself in front of responding officers Tuesday morning.
Fort Wayne Police Officer Lisa Woods say they responded to 4509 Warsaw St. at 10:10 a.m. after a man made suicidal threats.
Officers got a call saying the man left a note on the door saying he was going to kill himself.
Woods says officers tried to communicate with the man.
“They attempted to diffuse the situation by making contact via loudspeaker," Woods said.
Woods said officers heard an explosion and bust in the door but didn't find the man.
When officers went around to the backyard Woods said the man shot himself in the head.
The man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
FWPD says anyone who is having mental health issues or contemplating suicide to please call 911.
"If we can’t help you, we will guide you to resources in our community that can," Woods said.