Man surrenders to police after long standoff at E. Anchorage home

Devin Kelly

Updated, 4:40 p.m.:

An 18-year-old man barricaded himself inside a Northeast Anchorage home for six and a half hours Friday morning after allegedly brandishing a gun during a fight with a woman, Anchorage police said.

Multiple people called police around 3:30 a.m. to report a disturbance outside a home in the 1500 block of Beaver Place involving a man and a woman.

"He was yelling really loudly," said Jennifer Castro, Anchorage police spokeswoman. "Loud enough to catch people's attention."

Witnesses said the man, later identified as Richard Leviege, had a gun, and one caller reported hearing a gunshot, Castro said.

When police responded, Leviege put the gun down in front of him -- either on the driveway or the street, Castro said -- ran into the house, then barricaded himself. Seven APD officers were on-scene trying to get him to cooperate, Castro said.

At 9:50 a.m., Leviege came out of the house and surrendered peacefully, Castro said.

No injuries were reported. Castro did not know the status of the woman involved but said police interviewed her at the scene.

Leviege faces assault and weapons misconduct charges in connection with the incident, Castro said.

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