Crime & Courts

Police arrest man after searching for ‘armed person of interest’ near Airport Heights

A brief manhunt near Anchorage’s Airport Heights neighborhood Saturday afternoon led to the arrest of two people on outstanding warrants, police said.

Officers were searching for “an armed person of interest” near Chester Creek Park after receiving reports of shots fired and a suspicious man on the trail near Lake Otis Parkway and East 20th Avenue, according to an alert issued just after 2 p.m.

Little more than an hour after setting up a search perimeter and deploying K9s, officers arrested the suspect, 24-year-old Timothy Wood, according to a police update. He was taken to the Anchorage jail on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of fifth-degree assault, police said.

Additional charges against Wood may also be filed, the update said.

Officers also arrested 31-year-old Sally Gosuck, whom they found while searching for Wood. Police said Gosuck had an outstanding warrant for third-degree assault.

The area was declared safe around 3:14 p.m.