Fort Wayne Police Standoff

Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department's Emergency Services Team arrest a man who turned himself in after a four-hour standoff in the 3200 block of Rodgers Avenue late Thursday and into Friday morning. Police officers fired a flash bang device and also shot an object through his window before the man finally surrendered around 2 a.m Friday. Journal Gazette video by Chad Ryan.

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Police officers fire a flash bang device and also shot an object through the window before Gregory D. Brownlow surrendered around 2 a.m Friday.

Man in custody after woman held in car escapes

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Fort Wayne Police Emergency Services Team officers take up positions early Friday morning along the 3200 block of Rodgers Avenue as officers attempt to negotiate with Brownlow to get him to come outside.
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A man sought for questioning in an alleged kidnapping investigation outside his home in the 3200 block of Rodgers Avenue with his arms raised as members of the Fort Wayne Police Department's Emergency Services Team give him instructions. The man held police in a standoff for four hours late Thursday before finally turning himself in around 2 a.m. Friday.
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Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department's Emergency Services Team arrest a man who turned himself in after a four-hour standoff in the 3200 block of Rodgers Avenue late Thursday and into Friday morning.
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A member of the Fort Wayne Police Department's Emergency Services Team walks back to the team's staging area on Fleetwood Avenue after police arrested a man who held them in a four-hour standoff in the 3200 block of Rodgers Avenue late Thursday and into Friday.

A woman Thursday night escaped a vehicle in which she told Fort Wayne police she had been held against her will, and police early today arrested a man they believe was her captor.Officers arrived at the intersection of New Haven Avenue and Coliseum Boulevard around 9:45 p.m. after a motorist called 911 to report a woman being held against her will.

Public Information Officer Michael Joyner said the motorist observed the woman leave a vehicle and flag him down. The woman said that she was held against her will for a short period of time. The motorist and woman followed the suspect in his vehicle for a time before the motorist decided it was not a good idea to continue and called 911.

Joyner said that after some discussion with the woman, police were able to determine that the suspect, Gregory D. Brownlow, 51, lived in the 3200 block of Rodgers Avenue. Police went to the home and spoke with him briefly, but Brownlow refused to continue any long-term discussion with officers.

Joyner said police knew Brownlow was in the house by himself, and officers took every precaution to ensure the safety of residents near the home. He said police deployed a flash-bang device to get the suspect's attention.

At 2:06 a.m., Brownlow was taken into custody. Joyner said he was charged with criminal confinement and battery.

The woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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