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Man reportedly grows enraged, goes wild at Fort Wayne Police HQ, hospital

Several Fort Wayne Police officers converged on St. Joseph Hospital early Wednesday afternoon after a man being questioned by police became violent, according to police. (Photo by Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
Several Fort Wayne Police officers converged on St. Joseph Hospital early Wednesday afternoon after a man being questioned by police became violent, according to police. (Photo by Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel)
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Friday, April 26, 2013 06:22 am
A man being questioned by Fort Wayne Police on Wednesday reportedly became so hostile and violent that numerous officers were needed to contain him.The incident began at around 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to Officer Raquel Foster, a spokeswoman for the Fort Wayne Police Department. A man was being questioned at police headquarters about a stabbing incident when the detective became concerned about comments the interview subject made and the behavior the person began exhibiting.

The detective summoned other officers and recommended that the man be evaluated at a hospital, Foster said. However, even with multiple officers providing an escort in an elevator at police headquarters, the man suddenly became violent and attacked, even withstanding multiple uses of electrical stun devices deployed against him before being subdued, according to Foster.

The man was then taken to St. Joseph Hospital and handcuffed to a bed – but that didn't quell his rage, Foster said. The man reportedly cornered a hospital employee and was making growling and other guttural sounds, requiring more officers to come to the hospital and restrain him.

Foster said that, as of Thursday morning, no charges had been filed against the man and that he was still being evaluated, possibly on a 72-hour hold.

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