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South Fairbanks Shoot Out

Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks Police exchanged fire with 2 men following a vehicle chase on the city’s south side this (Weds.) morning. Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters says the incident started at about 9 AM with the attempted pullover of a vehicle for a basic traffic violation at the intersection of South Cushman Street, the Mitchell Expressway and the Richardson Highway.

Peters says no law enforcement officers were injured in the incident, but would not provide any additional information. The situation prompted the Fairbanks school district to initiate a lockdown, but the situation was resolved before it was implemented at all sites. The shooting follows a similar incident in south Fairbanks yesterday, in which an armed man in a vehicle was shot by Alaska State Troopers. Only cursory information is available in that case as well.  ###

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993. He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing.