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Bowser Avenue Standoff

Fort Wayne Police officers arrested four juveniles for questioning in an alleged armed robbery that officers responded to around 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of Bowser Ave. Officers followed footprints in the snow leading to the house at 3531 Bowser where the juveniles later surrendered after holding police at bay during a three-hour standoff. *Note: Parts of this video are edited for graphic language. Journal Gazette video by Chad Ryan.

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Two Juveniles, wanted for questioning in an armed robbery that was reported Saturday night, exit the house at 3531 Bowser Ave.

Police surround home following robbery

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
Members of the Fort Wayne Police Department's Emergency Services Team order alleged suspects in an armed robbery to the ground after they turned themselves in following a three-hour standoff.
Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
A member of the Emergency Services Team escorts one of four juveniles Fort Wayne Police officers arrested early Sunday

Police were involved in a possible standoff late Saturday in the 3500 block of Bowser Avenue.

Police said a man was the victim of an armed robbery in the 3300 block of Bowser about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Police investigating found footprints leading to a house in the 3500 block of Bowser, though it wasn't known whether those footprints were related to the robbery.

Several police cars had one block of Bowser blocked off Saturday night, trying to get anyone who might be inside to come out.

The four subjects, all male juveniles, complied with verbal commands and exited the home about 12:30 a.m. and were detained without incident, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

After being interviewed by detectives, the subjects were taken to the Allen County Juvenile Justice Center and each charged with one count of armed robbery, police said.

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