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Assault suspect surrenders after standoff with Anchorage police

Michelle Theriault Boots

Anchorage police say an armed assault suspect who barricaded himself inside a Dimond Boulevard-area home overnight surrendered to officers around 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

Police were called to the home, on the 2500 block of Curlew Circle west of Victor Road, at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday after a reported assault, APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said in a statement.

"The female victim told police that her boyfriend was threatening to kill her with a gun and had already assaulted her by striking her in the face multiple times," Shell said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries, Shell said.

When police got to the house, Brandon Wilson, 29, had barricaded himself inside, according to police.

A SWAT team arrived at the scene around 2:30 a.m., and negotiations continued until 6 a.m., when Wilson left the home and surrendered to police.

Wilson is charged with third degree assault, police said.

He was taken to the Anchorage Jail where he is being held without bail.

Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at mtheriault@adn.com or 257-4344.


By MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
mtheriault@adn.com