Palmer man surrenders after standoff with state troopers

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 8:35 am AKDT by Associated Press
Thursday, April 5th 2018, 12:35 pm AKDT

PALMER, Alaska (AP) - A Palmer man was arrested after a four-hour standoff with Alaska State Troopers. 

Troopers say 32-year-old Gregory Smith fired shots inside a home but eventually came out unarmed and surrendered. 

Troopers last week were notified of a domestic violence assault in which a victim suffered injuries. The suspect could not be found and troopers obtained an arrest warrant. 

At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper emergency response team attempted to serve a "high-risk" warrant on Smith and blocked off a Palmer neighborhood. 

Troopers say Smith met them at the door with a semi-automatic rifle and body armor. 

He refused to come out, fired shots inside but surrendered after four hours. 

Smith is jailed in Palmer on the no-bail warrant.

Online court records do not list his attorney.

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