Police Man barricaded in Jackson Township
Porter County police went to a Jackson
Township home about noon after receiving a
call from the Chesterton Medical Center,
where the man’s father went after being
attacked by his son, LaFlower said.
Police went to the home to investigate and
had commitment orders from Judge William
Alexa. Officers were given a key to the home
by a family member, LaFlower said.
When the officer went inside, the
man slammed the door on the officer and said
he had a gun, LaFlower said. That was the
last time officers had any contact with him.
LaFlower confirmed shots were fired from
inside the home. He said tactical officers
fired tear gas into the home, but that did
not drive out the man.
Officials used two robots, usually used by
the county's bomb squad, to allow officers
to see inside the home without having to
send in personnel.
A family member of the person barricaded in
Jackson Township house cuddles a dog
Wednesday to make sure it is all right after
police entered the home and rescued the dog.