Alaska State Troopers respond to reports of gunshots near North Pole
clarification: This headline has been updated for clarity regarding AST's involvement in an incident near North Pole on Monday.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A North Pole man died after succumbing to subzero temperatures during a incident with Alaska State Troopers (AST) on Monday. According to AST, 35-year-old Brady Jackson was located off of Eielson Farm Road after troopers received multiple reports of gunshots.
Troopers arrived and found Jackson in a clearing wearing ballistic armor and carrying a handgun. Jackson would not respond to troopers, and they contacted the Ft. Wainwright Veteran Services for assistance communicating with Jackson, but prior to their arrival Jackson appeared to succumb to the subzero weather.
He was brought to the road where EMS was waiting, and declared him dead.
A semi-automatic rifle and handgun were retrieved from the location, and Troopers say alcohol and drugs appear to be a factor. Jackson’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiners Office for an autopsy.
The full AST dispatch report can be found here.
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