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Man found dead in East Anchorage home after SWAT team deploys gas

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 7, 2018
  • Published November 6, 2018

A man was found dead by officers early Tuesday in the crawlspace of a home in the Muldoon neighborhood after a SWAT team deployed gas in an attempt to get him to surrender, Anchorage police said.

Officers responded to the home in the 8500 block of Shrub Court at about 7 p.m. Monday after a call reporting a man armed with a sword and gun who had verbally assaulted a family member, police said in a series of overnight alerts.

The suspect refused to come out of the home. SWAT deployed gas just before midnight, and a second man who had been in the home came outside and was detained for questioning, police said.

The dead man's name has not been released pending notification of family, police said. No further information was immediately made available.

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