July 20, 2012
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – As of 4:30 p.m., the active search for the kidnapping/carjacking has been suspended. The Anchorage Police Department is continuing to investigate the case.
The Seward Highway from mile 69.5 to mile 73 is shut down due earlier this afternoon to an ongoing APD/AST investigation. APD asked for AST assistance following a kidnapping/carjacking, which took place in Anchorage. The victim was able to escape, however, the suspect is believed to be armed and at large in the area of the highway closure. We encourage individuals to stay out of the area if possible. The suspect is described as a white adult male, approximately 6-feet tall, about 40-years old with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, black pants and carrying a blue and white windbreaker. The suspect has a black and red tattoo on his left shoulder.
The highway was reopened to traffic by 3:30 p.m. Motorists are warned not to pick up hitchhikers in the Turnagain Arm area.
*Sent on behalf of Anchorage Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Dave Parker. Contact APD for more information.