Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Case Study

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Members of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department SWAT team and the Indianapolis Fire Department successfully rescue a man in danger to himself and others.

Just after 10:30 a.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were sent to the 3500 blk. of Layman Avenue on report of a call for help. A call to 9-1-1 requested police come to the area.

When officers arrived, they found a 25-year-old male sitting in a red lawn chair in the driveway of a residence holding a large butcher knife. Officers cautiously approached the subject in hopes of getting him to put the weapon down. The man refused and instead retreated into the residence. The subject 's girlfriend had exited the residence by the time the subject had entered back into the residence. The subject was seen by officers through the front window acting very bizarre and holding the knife. Officers also observed the subject cut the cord of lamp inside the house. As officers attempting to coax the subject out of the house they observed smoke coming from the rear of the residence. The subject then retreated to an upstairs bathroom where officers could clearly see him holding the knife. Officers summonsed the assistance of the Indianapolis Fire Department and on-duty SWAT operators. The subject stayed in the residence for a large majority of time as fire was clearly seen protruding from the rear roof of the house. Firefighters attempted to provide an exit for the subject by placing a
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It was subsequently learned that the subject, before police arrived entered the home of his girlfriend and forcefully took her keys and drover her vehicle recklessly and destroying a nearby utility pole and two fences. After the vehicle became inoperable the subject went to the chair where officers encountered him.

The subject was transported to Eskenazi Hospital for mental evaluation and will likely face preliminary charges once investigators have had a chance to investigate this

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