UPDATE: Alaska State Trooper shot in Anchor Point
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - UPDATED August 24: Alaska State Troopers arrested Bret Herrick at 8:40 a.m. at a residence in Anchor Point.
There will be an increased presence of law enforcement in Anchor Point as the incident continues to be investigated.
UPDATED August 23: The trooper has been medevaced to an Anchorage hospital, and according to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), is in fair condition.
Bret Herrick, who is being sought by troopers in connection with the shooting, “was last seen wearing work boots, dark pants, knee-length leather trench coat, black tee-shirt, and a black do-rag on his head. Herrick is 5′10″, 200 pounds bald, and has brown eyes,” according to DPS.
Drivers are being asked by troopers not to pick up hitchhikers in the area.
An Alaska State Trooper was shot on August 23 in Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula.
According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety, the unidentified trooper is currently receiving care at an area hospital, and his condition is unknown.
Troopers are on the lookout for 60-year-old Anchor Point resident Bret Herrick in connection with the incident.
Herrick is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees Herrick is urged not to approach him, and to instead call 9-1-1 immediately.
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