Police standoff ends with suspect bitten by police dog, Tasered

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 07:44

A three-hour standoff between an armed man and police ended with the man being Tasered and bitten by a police dog before being taken into custody.

According to the Anchorage Police Department, James Fredrickrock, 37, was arrested just before midnight on Saturday, June 16. According to APD, a drunken Fredrickrock showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s home on Regency Drive shortly before 9 p.m. armed with a handgun. He allegedly pointed the weapon at her and made suicidal threats.

The woman and a child were able to get out of the home without being hurt, police said.

A police SWAT team arrived in the area, where they attempted to negotiate with the armed man. According to an APD press release, Fredrickrock pointed the gun at them several times and told them to “just shoot him.”

APD said Fredrickrock eventually put the gun down, at which point he was Tasered and bitten by the police K9 dog. Police did not release the extent of his injuries, only saying he would be medically cleared before being taken to the Anchorage Jail. There were no other injuries.

Fredrickrock was charged with two counts of third-degree assault. As of Monday, he remained in custody.

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