TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A barricade situation in Terre Haute ended with the man inside coming out peacefully
Just after 5:00 Tuesday evening, a man police said was inside of a Fruitridge Avenue home came out without any further incident.
How did it start?
It started earlier Tuesday afternoon at a home located at 1038 Fruitridge Avenue. This is near Maple Avenue.
Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said police responded to the house based on information from a family member. They had reason to believe the man is suicidal.
An officer on the scene told News 10's Tucker White they believed the man inside might have had a gun.
THPD SRT is dealing with an incident on Fruitridge Ave. Fruitridge is closed northbound and southbound from Maple to Locust. Please avoid the area.
The THPD's Special Response Team responded to the scene.
Mental Health Issues
An official with the Terre Haute Police Department told News 10 the man would not face any charges, and he was transported to a mental health facility.
Police said because it involved a mental health issue, the man's names would not be released.
BREAKING: Armed man has barricaded himself in his home. Believed to be suicidal. No contact has been made by the police. More to follow. pic.twitter.com/4ddPqvMdfu
— Tucker White News 10 (@WTHITuckerWhite) May 11, 2021
Terre Haute North
Because of the barricade situation, Vigo County School Corporation Officials said all students inside Terre Haute North for extracurricular activities would be held inside the school. The message also said all events scheduled at North for Tuesday evening were canceled.
Over the course of the barricade situation, police closed a section of Fruitridge Avenue from Maple to Locust. The roads in the area have since reopened.