Man dies in Gambell Street stabbing
Anchorage homicide detectives are investigating a stabbing outside a Fairview building Tuesday afternoon which left a man dead.
No suspect information was initially available in the case, police said in a statement, after officers initially responded at about 2:10 p.m. to the Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web building. Staff at the building found that the man “appeared to be extremely intoxicated,” then called the Anchorage Safety Patrol for assistance.
“Medics made contact and began assessing the adult male when he indicated that he had been stabbed,” police wrote. “Further assessment yielded that the adult male victim had a stab wound to the upper body. He died shortly thereafter at the scene as a result of his injuries.”
APD spokeswoman Kendra Doshier said investigators "had reason to believe" Tuesday afternoon that the stabbing was an isolated incident. There were relatively few traffic disruptions as police investigated the case.
"As of right now, the westbound lane of 13th Avenue is temporarily blocked off in front of the business," Doshier wrote.
The man's death marks Anchorage's 28th homicide of the year according to APD, Doshier said. The city saw a record 35 homicides in 2017.
Anyone with information on the stabbing is asked to call police at 311, or contact Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP or through its website.
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