Crime & Courts

Teen dies of stab wounds after fight inside Wasilla movie theater, police say

A teenager died from wounds sustained during a fight at a Wasilla movie theater Friday night, according to the Wasilla Police Department.

Around 6:45 p.m. Friday, officers responded to reports of a stabbing at The Valley Cinema in Wasilla, police said in an emailed statement Saturday.

Police and Alaska State Troopers who arrived at the scene found that multiple teens were involved in a fight inside one of the facility’s theaters and one teenager was stabbed, police said.

The injured teen was taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, then was flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage and later died from their wounds, police said.

A teen who police considered to be a suspect remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, the department said.

Police said the incident was being investigated as a homicide, and that neither the suspect nor victim would be identified because both are juveniles. It wasn’t immediately clear from the police department’s statement Saturday whether anyone had been charged in connection to the stabbing.

Wasilla police asked anyone who witnessed the fight to contact Detective Sgt. Mike Bonadurer at 907-352-5462, and to reference Case 24-0829.