Police arrest two following Northeast Anchorage SWAT situation

Four people have been arrested after the Anchorage Police Department's SWAT team responded to an incident in Northeast Anchorage.
Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 11:47 AM AKST|Updated: Jan. 3, 2023 at 9:43 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Two people are in jail Tuesday after police responded to a Northeast Anchorage neighborhood Monday morning with crisis negotiators and a SWAT team.

According to a post, police advised nearby residents to evacuate, and asked that people in the area of 8600 Peck Avenue to follow the instructions of officers.

Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Cherie Zajdzinski said that police received the call at 7:33 a.m.

At 12:35p.m., Anchorage police reported that four people had been taken from the apartment “without incident” and arrested, but later said two of them were released without being charged.

The department said 20-year-old Coney K. Shavanaux and 34-year-old Opeka O. Godinet were jailed on several warrants — Shavanaux for two felony warrants and Godinet for one felony and one misdemeanor warrant.

This story has been updated with additional information.