Crime & Courts

APD: Security guards catch fleeing suspect after stabbing at motel

A Sunday afternoon gathering in a room at Anchorage's Black Angus Inn veered into mayhem when a man stabbed two people in the head and attacked another with a chain before a security guard shot at him while he fled.

A group of people were drinking at the motel, on Gambell Street in Fairview, when a man broke a beer bottle and stabbed a man and women in the head, the Anchorage Police Department said in a statement Sunday.

The man left the room, somehow "acquired a chain" and hit a woman in the head with it in the hallway. The release did not say how he got the chain.

The man then fled the building, chased by two Black Angus Inn security guards, police said. When the guards caught up to the man, a struggle over handcuffs ensued and a security guard fired a shot from a handgun, according to the statement.

Police were called to the scene at 3:21 p.m. and found the suspect and guards at 14th Avenue and Fairbanks Street. All three were taken to Anchorage Police Department for questioning.

The two people stabbed and the woman hit with a chain were taken to a hospital. None of their wounds were thought to be life-threatening, police said.