2 Alaska Troopers Wounded, Gunman Dead

Two Alaska State Troopers were shot Sunday in a remote town north of the Arctic Circle, touching off a near-nine hour standoff that ended with the suspected gunman apparently taking his own life.

Two Alaska State Troopers were shot Sunday in a remote town north of the Arctic Circle, touching off a near-nine-hour standoff that ended with the suspected gunman apparently taking his own life, authories said.

Law officers in Kotzebue found Arvid Nelson Jr. about 6 p.m. Sunday in his pickup truck, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

In gunfire that led to the standoff, one of the troopers was seriously wounded and flown to Anchorage, 550 miles southeast. The other was less seriously injured and treated locally.

Read the full Fairbanks Daily News-Miner story.

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