Man, wife hospitalized in bar-break violence, police say

Marc Lester

11:35 a.m. update:

From Benjamin S. Brasch in Anchorage --

Anchorage Police said a 38-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after the bar-break brawl reported early Saturday morning downtown.

The fight occurred 3:15 a.m., police said. Officers found the man unconscious with injuries to his head and body in the parking lot behind Gaslight Lounge, 721 4th Ave. Medics transported him and his wife to a hospital.

The wife's injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, police said. The man was in critical condition. 

Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call dispatch at 786-8900 or, to remain anonymous, call Anchorage Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.

Email Benjamin Brasch at or call 257-4349. 


Original story: 

From Marc Lester in Anchorage --

Anchorage Police are investigating a "serious assault" that they say occurred outside the Gaslight Lounge on 4th Avenue during bar break this morning. 

"We know that we have someone in critical condition at a hospital," said Anchorage Police Sgt. Slawomir Markiewicz. "We are looking at video evidence, interviewing video witnesses at the station."

APD's mobile investigation vehicle was parked there this morning as police took pictures and conducted interviews. Several puddles of blood could be seen on the blacktop near the Gaslight's back door.

Markiewicz says there were many people in the area at the time of the attack and police are asking anyone with information about what happened to call APD.