June 23, 2018
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2 Alaska state troopers shot, wounded in Kotzebue

The Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The city attorney in Kotzebue says two Alaska State Troopers were shot Sunday morning, as a standoff continued with an armed suspect.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that one officer was seriously injured in Kotzebue.

City Attorney Joe Evans says a standoff with the shooter was continuing as of 2:30 p.m.

Evans says initial reports were unconfirmed, but shots may have been fired from a pickup truck at a city police car while both were moving.

Evans says the pickup crashed into a guardrail, and when other Kotzebue police officers and troopers arrived, more shots were fired.

The seriously injured trooper was rushed to a hospital. The second injured trooper drove himself to the hospital.

Evans says a tactical team from Anchorage was flying to Kotzebue to assist.

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