ELKHART -

Police have arrested a man after a 2 1/2 hour standoff at an apartment complex on Elkhart’s south side.

Officers were called Wednesday night to Washington Gardens in the 500 block of Chapman Ave.

WSBT's Ted Land was on the scene and said a man barricaded himself in one of the apartment units, possibly armed. He refused to come out after repeated attempts by police to get him to cooperate.

Police tried to call him out with a bullhorn, but that hasn't worked, and officers used gas to try to force him out.

It all started when police were called to the area to serve a search . 

Police and K-9 units surrounded the apartment.