The suspect in an early Friday morning standoff with police is now in jail.

Jose Evangelista, 36, was arrested and charged with six counts of third-degree assault, two counts of third-degree misconduct involving a weapon and reckless endangerment.

Police initially responded to the 1500 block of Hoyt street after reports of shots fired between 12:40 and 1:30 a.m.

Evangelista ignored police commands and attempts to negotiate. Police said he also refused to come out of his mobile home and surrender his weapon. 

Evangelista also shot at officers and put their lives at risk, an offense that accounts for three of the six counts of assault, police said in a statement.

By 6:36 a.m., APD said Evangelista had been taken into custody and taken for questioning.

Officers on the scene said SWAT was called due to the nature of the situation and danger to surrounding residences, which police evacuated as they closed and secured the area. 

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A SWAT team was on the scene of an early morning standoff Friday after a man shot at police and refused to comply with police.

Officers have evacuated several residences near the 1500 block of Hoyt Street in the Russian Jack Park neighborhood.

According to a release from the Anchorage Police Department, officers responded just after 12:40 a.m. Friday to several reports of shots fired. After determining the gunshots were coming from a trailer in the area, officers attempted check on a man inside, which is when they say the man fired at officers.

APD's initial statement said no one was injured during the incident.

In an update a short time later, police stated they had tried to negotiate with the man, who had ignored their commands and refused to come out and surrender his weapon.

A heavy police presence was in the area just after 3 a.m. and APD asks people to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

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