APD: Angry woman fires shot over construction noise
Anchorage Police say a woman upset over construction noise fired a shot into the air, ultimately leading to a standoff with officers in Government Hill.
Just after 3 Monday afternoon, APD responded to the home in the 300 block of East Manor Avenue.
Authorities say an adult female walked out of her house and fired a shot into the air. Initial indications, police say, is the woman was upset over nearby construction noise being made by a paving crew.
The woman went back into her home and is refusing to come out, according to APD, however, she has been in contact with police by phone.
SWAT was called to the scene early Monday evening.
Around 7:50, Gas was deployed and 50-year-old Tamara Phillips Gillespie was taken into custody after K-9 Alex was released.
Gillespie was taken to the hospital for treatment of a dog bite. Upon her release, she'll be booked into the Anchorage Jail on the charges of third-degree assault and misconduct involving a weapon.
APD says alcohol is believed to be a factor.
Anyone nearby was asked to close their windows and doors in the event gas was deployed. The area immediately around the home was blocked off to through-traffic, and residents were asked to avoid the area. Several homes were evacuated as a precaution.
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