Police Close Off JBER Glenn Highway Gate

Glenn Highway the on and off-ramps leading to Fort Richardson are closed at this hour, as Anchorage Police deal with a suicide attempt at Fort Richardson. APD spokesperson Marlene Lammers says a caller alerted police to the situation at 6:15 am. APD officers are on site, along with a SWAT team negotiator and a K-9 team. Lammers says a young man is threatening suicide. It was the man’s father who made the call.

Lammers says the young man is in a vehicle that is parked off base. Police have identified the vehicle, and are attempting to get a peaceful solution to the incident.