Dispute Sparks 5 Hour Standoff

By Cara Shirley
By Peter Ambrose

September 7, 2011 Updated Sep 8, 2011 at 6:22 AM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a lengthy standoff at a city home.

The situation begain after 6 Wednesday night when police responded to calls about a domestic disturbance at a home in the 2700 block of Evans Street. There were reports a man had beaten a woman and was possibly armed with a gun.

When police arrived on the scene, officials say the man went inside the house and refused to come out. Officers then surrounded the home and spent nearly 5 hours trying to negotiate to end the standoff.

Then, around 11:15, officials say the man and woman in the home came out and surrendered to police.

There has been no word yet whether either of them was jailed or charged.

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