Anchorage police have named the man who surrendered to officers after an East Anchorage standoff which lasted several hours Friday morning.
According to APD spokesperson, 18-year-old Richard Leviege faces charges of third-degree assault as well as third-degree and fourth-degree misconduct involving weapons.
Police dispatch started fielding calls around 3:30 a.m. from people saying Leviege was outside a residence near the intersection of Beaver Place and Debarr Road locked in a heated argument with a woman.
By the time officers arrived on scene, Leviege was in the front yard with a small group of other people. He was holding a gun, which he fired.
No one was hurt, but Leviege ran into a house and barricaded himself there.
“We were able to get the family members out of the affected areas,” said Sgt. Cameron Hokenson.
Then police decided it was best to back off.
“We thought it was best for him to stay in there and let things cool off,” Hokenson said.
“We thought that time to just let people think about things would help the situation.
With the help of Leviege’s mother, police talked him out of the situation without incident. He was arrested at the scene.
Channel 2's Chris Klint contributed information to this story.