ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — Update: Mon.. 1/13 9 a.m.
Anchorage police have released the name of the suspect in Sunday's officer-involved shooting.
APD says 35-year-old Dustin Folse was the man holding the crossbow.
He is currently in jail facing multiple charges including assault and reckless endangerment.
Update: Sun. 1/12 6 p.m.
Anchorage Police Chief Justin Doll confirmed in a press conference Sunday that two officers discharged their weapons while responding to a call about a man wearing dark clothes, a ski mask, and wielding a reportedly loaded crossbow, which he was pointing at pedestrians and motorists near the corner of Huffman Road and Brandon Street.
Doll said the suspect pointed his weapon at the officers before the officers discharged their weapons. The suspect then fled across the street to Silver Fox Lane where he was apprehended. He was then taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Earlier in the day at roughly 9:30 a.m. Dispatch received reports of a person with a similar description near Spenard Road and 36th Avenue, but officers were unable to locate them.
The two officers involved have been placed on mandatory leave. According to APD protocol, their names will be released in 72 hours. Both a criminal and internal investigation have begun involving the incident.
"The internal investigation is just to make sure that all department policies and procedures were followed," Chief Doll said. "And it also is something that we use to look at the actions that the officers took and determine if there are things that we need to do differently in the future."
No officers or other civilians were injured. Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to call the non-emergency Dispatch at 311.
Anchorage Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in the Huffman Road area, where a heavy police presence has closed off several streets.
According to APD, a suspect was shot in the lower body and taken to a local hospital.
The suspect's condition is unknown.
An APD Officer on the scene confirmed to KTUU that APD was responding to a call regarding a man walking around the area wielding a crossbow.
APD says roads in the area of Huffman Road, Old Seward Highway, Silver Fox Lane, and Industry Way will be closed for several hours.
Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
APD says it will brief members of the media at a press conference this afternoon.
This is a developing story.
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