Man wounded, suspect held after stabbing, UAA alert
A stabbing near the University of Alaska Anchorage prompted a campus-wide alert early Friday from UAA authorities, with Anchorage police taking a man into custody in the case.
APD spokesman MJ Thim said the fight which led to 22-year-old Jeremy Tazruk's arrest began at an apartment on the 3500 block of East 42nd Avenue. It was reported to police at about 12:30 a.m.
"At some point during the altercation, an adult male was stabbed," Thim said. "He left the apartment, and he was reported in the vicinity of Residential Drive."
University Police Department staff sent out a safety alert after the victim was found on a bike trail behind UAA’s West Hall dormitory on Residential Drive. Thim said he was taken to a hospital for surgery in unknown condition.
Officers questioned people at the apartment and identified Tazruk as the suspect, Thim said. A K-9 unit found him nearby, and he was held at the Anchorage Jail on charges of first-degree and third-degree assault.
Investigators were looking into the events leading up to the stabbing.
"We're still trying to determine what the altercation was about," Thim said.
Jennifer Summers contributed information to this story.
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