Troopers Arrest Crooked Creek Boy After Hostage Situation

Associated Press

Alaska State Troopers have taken a 16-year-old Crooked Creek boy into custody after a reported hostage situation in the Kuskokwim River village.  Troopers were alerted on Saturday with a phone call that the teen was holding people hostage at gunpoint and threatening to kill family members. When officers arrived, a woman and two children had escaped, but the teen remained inside a home with two other women.  After a brief struggle, the teen was taken into custody and charged with assault, weapons misconduct and reckless endangerment.

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