UPDATE: Police identify man in Tuesday stabbing, shooting, stand-off

By  | 

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Wednesday, 9 a.m. Update:

Anchorage police have have identified the man they say was involved in a series of events including a stabbing, a shooting with a BB gun, and a stand-off against police which involved a SWAT call out.

According to APD, Christopher Dickson, 34, was arrested as the suspect in that case, and taken to jail on numerous assault charges.

As for the cause, or what led to the event's escalation, police wrote in a statement Wednesday that "alcohol and drugs are believed to be a factor in this investigation."

Original Story:

The APD SWAT team was involved in a standoff with a suspect they believe shot a man in the leg with a BB gun. Officers took one man, who'd reportedly barricaded himself in a residence off Arctic and 26th, into custody shortly before 8:30 Tuesday night.

Police were called to the 900 block of W. 26th Avenue, near Arctic Boulevard, just before 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for shots fired. When they got there, they found the victim, who had also been cut by the suspect. The injured man was treated by medics at the scene.

"Initial indications are that our suspect, who lives in the building, and a neighbor got into some kind of a verbal altercation," said Renee Oistad of the Anchorage Police Dept. "Over what, we don't know yet. But the suspect stabbed the victim - the neighbor - and shot him with a BB gun."

Police said at the time of the standoff that the suspect was alone inside an apartment and refused to come out. They also said the individual has an outstanding felony warrant.

"I want to thank the SWAT team and Anchorage Police Dept.," said Sherry Kulukhon, a family member of the man who was eventually taken into custody, "and everybody involved that kept him alive instead of shooting him: Thank you. He's okay."

Residents were allowed to return to their apartments at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Channel 2's Beth Verge contributed to this report.



 
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus