UPDATE: Man wanted for auto theft and ramming APD vehicles taken into custody

Jason Robards, from APD
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Update: 9:13 p.m.:
APD says Jason Robards has been taken into custody.

Original story:
Anchorage police are looking for a man with outstanding felony warrants who they say rammed several APD cars on Sunday and is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Jason M. Robards, 35, is wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for a probation violation stemming from two counts of theft, violating conditions of release, and cutting off an ankle monitor.

Robards is also suspected of being the driver of a stolen GMC pickup truck that rammed several APD patrol vehicles attempting to block him in at the parking lot of Walmart on A Street on Sunday afternoon.

According to APD, officers responding to the Walmart parking lot for reports of the stolen truck recognized Robards as having several open warrants.

APD says as officers tried to block the vehicle in, Robards rammed the patrol vehicles and left the scene at a high rate of speed.

Officers decided not to pursue due to Robards' dangerous driving behavior and the number of bystanders in the parking lot.

Floyd Hall, who reported the stolen vehicle and captured the incident on camera, told KTUU on Thursday that Robards is the same man who fired shots at him on Tuesday morning.

Hall was unharmed.

Robards, who is now wanted for theft, vehicle theft, fail to stop for a peace officer, and assault, is considered armed and dangerous. Police say members of the public should not approach him.

He's described as 6-foot-4, 380 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.

Police say anyone who sees him or has information regarding his current location should call 911, and that anyone who helps Robards evade police may be charged with hindering prosecution, which is a felony.

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