Man arrested after allegedly threatening people with a gun while intoxicated
Anchorage police say they arrested a man after he was threatening people in a parking lot with a gun.
On Tuesday around 8:24 a.m. a person called to report their roommate was intoxicated, causing a disturbance and throwing things, police said in a release.
While the officers were on their way to the home on Basel Street, the caller said the suspect was armed and drove off in a silver van.
The release went on to say at 9:17 a.m. another person called and said there was a man parked in a silver van at a parking lot on East Northern Lights Boulevard and A Street. The caller said the man appeared to be intoxicated and was pointing a gun at people.
According to witness statements, the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Roque D. Montanye, racked the slide on his handgun and said he was going to shoot them. Then Montanye put down the gun and walked away.
When an officer got to the parking lot the van was empty, but while waiting for backup to arrive the officer saw Montanye get into the van and drive away. The officer followed and pulled him over. Commands were given to Montanye by the officer, to which he complied, informing the officer there was a firearm in the van.
When searched, the van also had an unloaded rifle. The officer found the handgun in the parking lot; it was also unloaded.
The Anchorage Police Department stated no one was hurt during this incident.
Montanye was arrested and taken to the Anchorage Correctional Complex on the charges of fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon, operating under the influence, and two counts of third-degree assault.
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