Police say they’ve located woman who was possible kidnapping victim

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 14:48
  • The apartments above Tips Bar in Eagle River. According to Anchorage police, a woman may have been abducted during an assault that was reported just before 8 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)
  • Arielle Scott (APD photo)
  • Anchorage Police Department patrol vehicles sit outside Tips Bar in Eagle River on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. According to police, a woman may have been kidnapped during an incident that was reported just before 8 a.m. Friday.

UPDATE (2:18 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17): Anchorage Police Department spokesman MJ Thim said Friday afternoon that Scott has been located and was with APD detectives. Thim said he had no further updates.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Police on Friday were looking for a 28-year-old woman they said might have been kidnapped in Eagle River.

According to Anchorage Police Department spokesman MJ Thim, police were called to a report of an assault in an apartment above Tips Bar along the Old Glenn Highway at around 7:55 a.m.

“The preliminary investigation found that an adult male was assaulted in an apartment and a female friend may have left involuntarily with the suspect or suspects,” APD said in a statement.

Scott is described as 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Police said anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Police said they believe the case to be an isolated incident.

None of the half-dozen or so Friday morning bar patrons said they knew anything about the incident, but the bartender said he recognized Scott and referred questions to the business owner, Howard Shim. Shim said Scott wasn’t a resident, but confirmed she often visited one of the apartments above the bar.

Shim said the man has rented the apartment since August. He’s quiet and kept to himself, Shim said.

This is a developing story; check back for updates.

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