APD apprehends 2 after standoff in Tudor area
Anchorage police apprehended two men wanted on warrants after a rooftop standoff Friday night in the Tudor Road area.
The men were identified Saturday as 26-year-old Casey Mayer and 35-year-old Webster Leavitt. Neither man was armed, and nobody was injured.
The incident was on East 43rd between Eau Claire Place and Grape Place, north of Tudor, across from the Alaska Career College.
Police said Saturday that the encounter, first reported at about 7:40 p.m., was related to a domestic incident.
"After securing the perimeter and acquiring aerial assistance from an Alaska State Troopers helicopter, officers confirmed the suspects were unarmed and got them to surrender," police wrote. "They were taken into custody without incident."
By 9:15 p.m., both men were taken into custody.
APD spokeswoman Kendra Doshier said that neither man lived in the building where they were arrested. Although there were no threats of violence, police set up a perimeter out of concern that they may be armed -- a possibility police were quickly able to assess, thanks to trooper air support set up during this summer's Operation Midnight Sun.
"We wanted to take all the safety precautions we could," Doshier said. "The helo was a big asset to us."
Mayer was wanted on felony warrants for third-degree assault and failure to appear on a weapons-misconduct charge, and Leavitt was arrested on misdemeanor warrants for failing to appear on OUI and criminal-mischief charges. Both were taken to the Anchorage Jail.
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