Anchorage police have named a man taken into custody at a Mountain View residence during a standoff Friday morning, saying he was alone at the time but previously had people inside with him.
In a Friday statement, police say 30-year-old Kris Albert Wasuli faces multiple counts of assault in connection with the standoff on the 3100 block of Peterkin Avenue. APD spokesperson Anita Shell says a SWAT team ended the standoff shortly before 11 a.m., more than four hours after it began.
"We went in and brought this person out of the residence," Shell said. "It was at about 10:45 (a.m)."
Shell has said charges against the man were pending treatment of injuries he was found with.
"There were cutting injuries to his wrists; they don't appear to be life-threatening," Shell said.
According to the statement, police were initially called at about 6:30 a.m. for a report of a barricaded subject in one unit of a six-plex on Peterkin Avenue.
"The victim told police that her boyfriend, (Wasuli), had assaulted her and threatened her with a knife," police wrote. "Upon arrival, officers removed two adults and a child from the residence, but Wasuli barricaded himself inside and refused to come out. There were no firearms reported inside the home, but Wasuli was armed with a knife and was threatening to harm himself."
Initial reports indicated that a woman at the home had had a knife held to her throat, but was able to leave the residence with a 3-year-old child. A man sleeping in the home was also able to escape.
A Channel 2 photographer at the scene saw multiple APD officers with guns drawn surrounding the residence. Officers were calling for the man to approach the home’s windows, so police could see whether he was safe.
"Two units within the 6-plex were evacuated while negotiators attempted to communicate with the barricaded man," police wrote. "Wasuli refused to talk to police and stayed inside the residence until about 10:45 a.m. when the SWAT team made entry through the front door and found him asleep in a bed."
No other injuries were reported in the incident. Wasuli was treated for his self-inflicted injuries and released at 1 p.m., with officers taking him to the Anchorage Jail where he was held without bail.
According to Shell, police believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.
This is a developing story. Please check KTUU.com and the Channel 2 newscasts for updates.