Anchorage SWAT responds to man barricaded in apartment after shooting, 1 in custody
One man is in custody after he barricaded himself inside an apartment near Fourth Avenue and Sitka Street after a shooting on Fifth Avenue. SWAT officers with the Anchorage Police Department responded.
A community alert sent at 10:25 a.m. said the suspect, 29-year-old Jerod Alexander, was taken into custody without incident. He went to jail on charges including assault, weapons misconduct, trespassing and resisting.
In a community alert about 6 a.m. Wednesday, APD asked people to avoid the area and look for alternate routes as there could be temporary road closures.
It also said it may use a number of tactics to resolve the situation safely.
"This could include things like the use of a drone and the possibility of deploying chemical agents. Nearby citizens with respiratory illnesses/sensitivities should remain inside and make sure doors and windows are closed in the event chemical agents are deployed," the alert reads.
Police say the situation started when two males had an altercation outside on Fifth Avenue and shots were fired. One male went to the hospital in an unknown condition; police say he was a bystander and not involved in the argument. He was treated for life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive.
Another man fled to the apartment where he refused to leave or cooperate with police until he was taken into custody.
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