ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - 3/12 Update:
A man has been identified for allegedly assaulting people at an Anchorage establishment, where he allegedly stabbed two people in the head with a beet bottle, and smacked another woman in the head with a chain.
The man, Henry M. Luther, 29, was arrested and charged with 9 counts of assault in different degrees, and two counts of criminal mischief in the forth degree.
According to Renee Oistad, a spokesperson for APD, what set off Luther is not known, and his motivation in the attacks is still being put together. The woman he hit in the hallway with a chain did not seem to be involved with the initial group inside the Black Angus Inn room where the stabbing took place.
Anchorage police say two people were stabbed with a broken beer bottle during a disturbance in a room at the Black Angus Inn. According to a release sent from APD, a male suspect then left the room and used a chain to hit another female in the head in the hallway.
Police wrote the third victim was not part of the initial group said to be drinking inside the room where the stabbing reportedly occurred. Police say the victims were taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
APD said two security guards for the hotel chased the suspect, “As they were running, the suspect was hitting parked cars with the chain,” according to Renee Oistad with APD.
As the guards were attempting to place the suspect into handcuffs, a shot was fired from the guard’s handgun but no injuries were reported, according to APD. The guards and suspect have been taken to the Anchorage Police Department for questioning.