Suspect in custody following east side SWAT incident

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–  A 50-year-old man was taken into custody following a SWAT incident at an east side residence Thursday morning.

Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Lasalle Street at approximately 6:30 a.m. to serve an open warrant for theft and resisting law enforcement.

Police said when officers arrived the man barricaded himself inside the house and refused to comply with officers’ commands.

According to the police report, SWAT team members launched tear gas.  The suspect was detained a short time later around 8:40 a.m.

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