Crime & Courts

Police: Man who barricaded himself in South Anchorage home turns himself in

An armed man who barricaded himself inside a South Anchorage home has been taken into custody, police said Tuesday evening.

Loren C. Jines, 49, was charged with two counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a weapon: one for being drunk while possessing a handgun, and one for firing a weapon with reckless disregard, according to police.

Police responded to the 12200 block of Brookwood Circle, near the Seward Highway and Huffman Road, around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday after a report of shots fired, the Anchorage Police Department said in an alert.

An "intoxicated" man, later identified as Jines, had fired a shotgun into the ground and then went inside his house, police said. Jines then called family and made suicidal threats, police said.

At 5:42 p.m., Jines came out of his house and SWAT officers took him into custody.

Neighborhood streets off Gregory Road, north of Huffman, were blocked off, police said. Residents could still get to their homes from Lake Otis Parkway.

"The roads will be re-opened once SWAT has cleared the house and secured their equipment," police wrote around 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, police said.

Laurel Andrews

Laurel Andrews was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Dispatch. She left the ADN in October 2018.