• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
35s

South Anchorage standoff ends without incident

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:49 PM May 12, 2014

Update: Matthew Svendsen, 27, faces various assault charges after barricading himself inside a South Anchorage home with a gun Monday evening.

ANCHORAGE –

A 27-year-old man faces various assault charges after barricading himself inside a South Anchorage home Monday night.

Dozens of police officers, SWAT unit members, K9 teams and negotiators converged on the residence on the 2300 block of Ridgemont Drive following a disturbance between a man and a woman just before 8 p.m., according to the Anchorage Police Department. While the female was able to leave the home, police said Matthew Svendsen barricaded himself inside with a gun.

At 11:57 p.m., officers said he came out of the home and surrendered to police without incident.

He was charged with second, third and fourth-degree assault and interfering with a report of a domestic violence crime.

 

Latest Stories

  • News

    Federal court rejects Alaska’s appeal

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 17:49

    The state of Alaska has lost another attempt to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage, and Gov.-elect Bill Walker has changed his stance on the issue. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the federal appeals court for the West rejected the state’s request that an 11-judge panel review the district court decision that found the state’s […]

  • Politics

    Obama says time for immigration changes is now

    by CNN / AP on Nov 20, 16:50

      WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is telling the American people that the time to change the nation’s immigration system is now, and he’s taking action to make that happen. In a nationally televised address from the White House, Obama says it doesn’t make sense to round up and deport millions of people living […]

  • News

    Kenai Peninsula lynx hunting, trapping on hold

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 15:41

    Hunting and trapping of lynx is on hold in the Kenai Peninsula until about 2020. The Peninsula Clarion says the Alaska Department of Fish and Game sent a reminder to hunters and trappers earlier this month about the closure. The closure of two game units on the Peninsula deviated this year deviates from the way […]

  • News

    Police: Anchorage woman’s death ruled a homicide

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 13:51

    Following an autopsy, the State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that a 54-year-old woman who was reported missing in September was the victim of a homicide, police say. The exact details of how Irma Williams died are being withheld, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement Thursday. Williams was first reported missing Sept. 30 […]

  • Weather

    The least-snowy November in Anchorage history?

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 20, 12:18

    The only moisture we’ve seen lately in Anchorage is a cold November rain. Cue the Guns N’ Roses: The Numbers November is typically the second-snowiest month of the snow season for Anchorage. (The official snow season runs from July 1 to June 30 every year). The snowiest month of the season is typically December, according to […]

  • DayBreak

    Middle school students bring splash of color to People Mover buses

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 11:59

    Driving around town you may have noticed some new artwork on the People Mover buses. They were created by Begich Middle School students as part of a yearly contest. Program organizer Peter Eberhardt with Eberhardt Advertising and two student artists, Sierra Fainuulelei and Nataly Maldonado from Begich Middle School, joined Daybreak on the couch to […]

  • Politics

    Walker names chief of staff, spokesperson

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 11:32

    With less than two weeks until he is sworn into office, governor-elect Bill Walker announced his chief of staff and spokesperson Wednesday. Jim Whitaker, former mayor of the Fairbanks North Star Borough, will serve as Walker’s chief of staff, a press release says. He has also served on the Alaska Legislature. Walker also announced he […]

  • DayBreak

    Taking a bite out of crime

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 20, 10:50

    Instead of talking with Mark Mew for KTVA’s monthly Cup with the Chief segment, Daybreak got to see how some of the other officers, one four-legged one in particular, are helping to take a bite out of crime. Anchorage Police Department K-9 Officer Lonnie Brown and his dog Aerie stopped by the studios Thursday morning. […]