SWAT Team called to Mishawaka’s south side

Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 5:29 PM EDT
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MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU) - There were some tense morning moments on Mishawaka’s south side today.

Police attempted to serve a felony warrant in the 1500 block of Panama.

30-year-old Tracy Bradburn was wanted on a charge of domestic battery with a deadly weapon.

When he refused to leave the home, the SWAT team was called in.

Through the use of tear gas and the unit’s MRAP military vehicle, Bradburn eventually surrendered.

“The MRAP is the SWAT vehicle which allows us in situations like this here to get close to the actual house with protection in case any gun fire does happen,” said Lt. Tim Williams of the Mishawaka Police Department.

“There was an active warrant for this individual he refused to come out we were able to talk to him through the door. He made some statements that made us believe he might harm himself so we backed out and ended up going calling in a SWAT team to get him out safely,” explained Mishawaka Police Chief Ken Witkowski.

Bradburn is being held in the St. Joseph County Jail in lieu a $750 cash bond.

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