UPDATE: Armed, 'dangerous' Alaska man arrested after North Pole assault, gunpoint kidnapping

Daniel James McKinney. AST photo.
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NORTH POLE, Alaska (KTUU) - Update: 3:05 p.m.:
Daniel McKinney was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and remanded to Fairbanks Correctional Center according to AST.

Original story: 10:45 a.m.:
An armed man is on the loose in North Pole, last seen following an assault with a gun, and an armed kidnapping.

Tuesday evening, a call came in to the Alaska State Troopers for an assault in progress.

At a home near Badger Gas in North Pole, Daniel James McKinney, 35, of Fairbanks, allegedly broke in the residence door and assaulted the occupant, a 45-year-old North Pole man, with a gun.

After pistol whipping the victim, he reportedly forced a 31-year-old North Pole woman into his vehicle. He reportedly threatened to injure the man further if the woman did not obey his orders.

During the 6 p.m. altercation, McKinney reportedly dealt over $2,000 in damage to the home and property of the assault victim.

The woman, who was forced into his car, was able to escape from McKinney later on.

Now, authorities in North Pole are looking to arrest McKinney, but they issued a warning in their report to residents in the area: stay away.

"Do not attempt to contact McKinney as he is considered dangerous," AST wrote, also asking people to contact the Alaska State Troopers at 907-451-5100 with information concerning McKinney’s whereabouts.

KTUU's Daniel Kirby contributed to this report.

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