SWAT concludes serving warrants in east Anchorage neighborhood
A SWAT team finished serving warrants in an east Anchorage neighborhood Tuesday evening, but detectives were still searching through the night.
Police sent out a Nixle alert asking people to stay inside their homes in the area of Northern Lights Boulevard and Cimarron Circle as SWAT issued warrants. Parts of Cimarron Circle was being blocked off and APD.
APD spokesman MJ Thim was on scene and told KTVA no one was home at the time and could not give any details as to why police had to serve the search warrant.
The SWAT team got to the scene around 7 p.m. Police say having a large presence is standard when serving search warrants. They also confirmed this was not a standoff or barricade.
Once the team secured the area, they looked through the home to make sure detectives were safe to go inside.
"The next step in the investigation is for detectives to go through the house and do what they need to do for the case," Thim said.
KTVA spoke with several neighbors who said the home detectives are searching, has become louder over the last several weeks, ever since new people moved in. They said, what they've seen from this home is uncommon.
"Just a lot of late night noises people that aren't recognized in the neighborhood are showing up, said Devin Carn who lives in the neighborhood. "My husband walks the dogs late at night and has just noticed people we don't recognize."
Police say they are not able to give any additional details at this time.