Woman claims man held her and her children against their will, police searching for suspect

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Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 1:41 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Fort Wayne police say they are searching for a man suspected of holding a woman and her two children inside a house on High Street for several days.

Police say they responded to a home in the 600 block of High Street around 10 a.m. for a domestic investigation. When they arrived, they spoke with a woman who said she had been physically assaulted by a man inside and was not allowed to leave the home for several days.

Thursday morning, the woman and her two kids were able to escape the home and call police. Officers say they believed the man was possibly armed inside the home and after several unsuccessful attempts to reach him, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Emergency Team, Crisis Response Team, and Air Support Unit were called to the scene.

After several hours of attempting to reach the suspect, police say they entered the home but found the man was not inside.

Police are continuing to investigate. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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