Active shooter situation unfolds overnight in Kake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers arrested and charged a 48-year-old Kake resident with criminal trespassing charges following an active shooter situation in the Southeast community.
Keith Nelson was flown to Juneau to be remanded at Lemon Creek Correctional Center after troopers arrested him shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday.
According to Joel Jackson, president of the Organized Village of Kake, the active shooter situation began sometime after 2:30 a.m.
Jackson told Alaska’s News Source that no injuries had been reported, even as schools and businesses remained in lockdown earlier in the morning. According to Jackson, the village normally has two village public safety officers on a two-week rotation, but no officers are currently present there.
In a Tuesday alert, troopers say they responded to a report of a broken window at the community’s grade school at 3:42 a.m.
Less than an hour later, a second caller reported to troopers that Nelson trespassed in another resident’s home. After leaving, the caller reported hearing four gunshots.
Troopers left Juneau via plane to investigate shortly after 9 a.m., and took Nelson into custody soon after arriving.
This story was updated to reflect that the suspect has been taken into custody.
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