Two Alaska troopers shot, gunman found dead

  • Sun Jun 17th, 2012 9:39pm
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By Dan Joling, Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities say a standoff in a remote Alaska town that left two state troopers injured has ended with the alleged gunman taking his own life.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says Arvid Nelson Jr. of Kotzebue died Sunday evening of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities say that in a shooting that touched off the hours-long standoff, one of the troopers was wounded seriously and was flown to Anchorage from the Arctic Circle town of Kotzebue. The other trooper suffered less serious injuries.

The standoff began Sunday morning after troopers responded to a report of shots possibly fired.

As troopers approached a pickup truck, shooting erupted that left the two injured.