Anchorage police arrest man after attempting to serve warrant

Published: Apr. 22, 2021 at 2:34 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The Anchorage Police Department said its officers have placed a man in custody after trying for several hours to serve a warrant at a home in Fairview.

Police say 22-year-old Wilee Thompson had a warrant because he had violated his conditions of release.

Since after 9:30 a.m. Thursday, APD has been near Nelchina Street and Chance Court waiting for Thompson to leave a home. Police closed off streets in the area as officers attempted to communicate with Thompson. The police wrote that Thompson had “refused to engage with the officers.”

Police wrote in a press release they believe he was armed. They also asked residents to stay inside and close windows in case they needed to deploy gas in the process.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., police announced they arrested Thompson.

He was taken to the Anchorage Jail on his warrant for one count of resisting arrest and three counts of violate conditions of release.

APD said officers are clearing the area.

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