Gunfire near village airfield prevents governor's plane from landing

Associated PressAugust 13, 2012 

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell's plane was unable to land in Ambler on schedule Monday after a man fired a gun near the local airfield.

KTUU reports Parnell will visit the Northwest Alaska village later today.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says a trooper went to a home in Ambler Monday morning in response to a report of a domestic-violence shooting.

Troopers say the officer was interviewing a woman there when the man drove by, then headed to the airfield and began firing his weapon.

Parnell's spokeswoman Sharon Leighow says the governor's plane instead flew to the village of Kobuk, the next scheduled stop.

The man was arrested later Monday morning. His name was not immediately available.

No one was shot during the domestic-violence incident or the airfield gunfire.

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