Big Lake man allegedly stabbed family member, then turned the knife on troopers

Published: Apr. 3, 2018 at 6:38 AM AKDT
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A violent altercation escalated on Monday after a Big Lake area man reportedly stabbed a member of his own family, then turned the knife on officers sent to arrest him.

According to a report with the Alaska State Troopers, they received a report of a stabbing on Goldstreak Drive in Big Lake at around 8:30 p.m. on April 2.

There, they found Archie MacNeven, 42, of Big Lake, who "brandished a knife and pointed it at the troopers."

In response, AST said the arresting officers used a taser to subdue MacNeven, and take him into custody. From there, officers assessed the scene, and found a victim in the home who had been stabbed multiple times, allegedly by MacNeven.

Troopers say this victim, a family member of MacNeven, was seriously injured, but is expected to survive after being rushed to Mat-Su Regional Hospital.

Meanwhile, MacNeven was taken to jail and held without bail. His charges include first and second degree assault, as well as a third degree assault of a peace officer for his knife-wielding threat against troopers.