Western Alaskan village placed on lockdown for 5 hours

Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 10:21 PM AKST
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A Western Alaskan village was placed on lockdown for five-hours after reports that a man assaulted his girlfriend and fired shots from his house.

The Alaska State Troopers in St. Mary's say they received a report from Mountain Village around 11:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The report was for a man who "assaulted his girlfriend and was firing gun shots from his residence."

Troopers arrived and found that 32-year-old Jason Johnson had allegedly assaulted his 20-year-old girlfriend "multiple times causing her physical injury and placing her in fear of being shot." Alcohol is a factor, say Troopers.

The village was placed on lockdown for five-hours during the incident. Johnson was arrested and now faces charges of assault in the third-degree and three counts of assault in the fourth-degree, all involving domestic violence.

Johnson is set to be remanded at the Yukon Kuskowkim Correctional Center. "Bail is set at $5,000 cash plus a court approved third party custodian," say Troopers.