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Police detain barricaded patient at Lutheran Hospital

Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 7950 West Jefferson Blvd, Lutheran Hospital, reference a patient that barricaded himself in his hospital room.

Posted: Aug 27, 2018 11:42 AM
Updated: Aug 27, 2018 10:32 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)-  Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 7950 West Jefferson Blvd at Lutheran Hospital in reference to a patient that barricaded himself in his hospital room on Sunday around 11:41 p.m.

The patient threatened bodily harm to the hospital staff if they attempted to enter his room. The patient indicated he was armed with a screwdriver.

Officers arrived at the hospital and made several unsuccessful attempts to communicate with the person.

At approximately 12:33 a.m., the Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called for assistance.

At approximately 1:41 a.m., Emergency Service Team members made entry into the room and took the patient into custody without incident. The patient remains at the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

There are no additional details at this time.

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