907 Updates April 02, 2019

APD speaks on fatal officer-involved shooting A man was shot and killed in Anchorage in the evening hours of April 1. Anchorage police held a press conference Monday night detailing the incident.

Informative comments.

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According to online court records, Kignak was arrested on March 25, and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault, trespassing and disorderly conduct. He was released shortly after on what is listed as an unsecured bond, meaning he was not required to pay any money up front.

Kignak’s bail in the murder case is set at $500,000, which must be paid in full with cash.

APD has not yet identified the victim.
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Weston suggest that people who travel the route frequently consider investing in a satellite phone.

Two emergency call boxes along the route will connect people to 911 dispatch in case of emergency. One is located at the Turnagain Pass snow machine parking lot. Another is located at the interchange for Hope.

“We’re all Alaskans and we have to look after each other. And so that goes for being prepared when you do a trip, but also looking after each other if you come across another person that in an accident,” Weston said.