Man wanted for allegedly punching Anchorage mall security guard

Tre’donnis Washington, wanted by police for allegedly assaulting a mall security officer. APD photo.
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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Police are hunting for a man they say punched a mall security guard in the face, following a heated argument involving several other young adults, who were similarly charged by police last month.

Though multiple people in the incident have been located, one man is still wanted. According to a community alert issued by the Anchorage Police Department, the incident took place at the 5th Avenue Mall in downtown Anchorage on the afternoon of Feb. 26.

APD said that a security guard had been assaulted after a group of "several young males were damaging an indoor sign."

"When they were approached by a security guard, one of the men charged the security guard and attempted to take the guard’s phone," wrote APD's Renee Oistad. "Another one of the suspects punched the guard in the face which injured the guard’s nose. The men ran from the scene."

The man still wanted by authorities is Tre’donnis Washington, 20. According to police, Washington was the person who actually struck the security guard in the face. He's being described as "5’09” tall, 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes."

Paul Bates, 18, was arrested on Monday for allegedly damaging the sign and because he "made multiple attempts to harm the guard and take the guard’s phone."

Police made arrests on several people in February, due to them having been trespassed from the mall already. They say Collin Bush, 20, and Jerry Willingham, 19, were both arrested and charged with trespassing. Additionally, Willingham was hit with disorderly conduct and resisting police.