Hours-long standoff on Tahiti Loop ends peacefully
A man barricaded inside a home near Lake Otis Parkway and Dowling Road surrendered to police nearly 12 hours after the Anchorage Police Department arrived on the scene.
Family members called 911 just before 7 a.m., saying a young man inside a trailer home was threatening to kill himself with a gun. When police arrived, the family members were evacuated safely. Officers closed Tahiti Loop to traffic and asked neighbors living nearby to leave.
About 20 officers were at the scene. In the afternoon, the SWAT unit attempted to coax the man out of the building. He eventually left the home around 6:30 p.m., when SWAT officers informed the man he could face jail time if he did not surrender.
“They were able to negotiate with him, and he did come out without incident,” said APD spokesperson Renee Oistad. She added that he was taken to “a nearby facility” for a psychiatric evaluation.
No one was injured during the ordeal. APD said they are not pressing criminal charges.
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