Man arrested for attempted murder in Unalakeet standoff
A shots-fired call led Alaska State Troopers to spend nearly half a day in a standoff with a 45-year-old man in the village of Unalakleet, before his arrest in a shooting which left another man wounded.
Unalakleet resident Edward Katchatag was charged with attempted murder and felony assault in the Tuesday shooting, according to an online dispatch. Word of the gunfire reached troopers at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.
“An investigation showed that [Katchatag] was intoxicated and fired a bolt action rifle, (and) one round struck an adult male's arm,” troopers wrote. “Katchatag was taken into custody following a 10 hour standoff with troopers.”
Troopers didn't immediately have further details Wednesday about what led to the standoff or the wounded man's condition.
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