Tuesday morning, Alaska State Troopers tried to stop a driver on Big Lake Road in the Mat-Su Valley’s Big Lake area.
The driver fled, and the Trooper pursued for 10 minutes before the man exited and allegedly fired at the trooper. The suspect then fled on foot.
The Trooper was not injured, called for back-up to begin searching for the suspect. The search was called off just after 3:00 pm, but Troopers say the investigation is ongoing.
The Department of Public Safety is advising local residents to remain cautious.
A Trooper’s spokeswoman says that drivers are strongly encouraged not to pick up hitchhikers, and residents are encouraged not to answer the door for anyone except law enforcement officers or people they know personally.