ANCHORAGE -

[UPDATED: Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.]

Shortly before 4 p.m., police entered the South Anchorage residence where a man barricaded himself.

For most of the day, police used "less-lethal" tactics to try and get the man out safely, but he was dead when they got into the apartment.

His identity has not been released.

[ORIGINAL STORY: Jan. 26 at 11:17 a.m.] Police officers and a SWAT team are responding to a standoff situation in South Anchorage.

APD received a report at 5:30 a.m. of a domestic dispute between a male and female on the 9000 block of William Jones Circle, near Seward Highway and 100th Avenue.

The man was threatening to kill the woman and barricaded himself inside a residence at an apartment complex, according to APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro.

The woman was able to escape and call police with the help of a neighbor.

Castro said details of the relationship and identities are not being released, but alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

A SWAT team was called to the scene around 10 a.m.

At noon Saturday, more than 20 vehicles were set up in the surrounding area, including police, SWAT officers and an ambulance.

A series of so-called "less lethal" tactics were used in an effort to get the man to leave the residence, including communicating with the man by a loudspeaker and using gas.

KTUU's Samantha Angaiak contributed to this story.

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