Anchorage Police Search For Man Who Shot At Officer

A man fired several shots at an Anchorage police officer today, but the officer was not hit.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro says the suspect fled on foot, and police have set up a perimeter in the midtown area to search for the man.

Police dogs and SWAT team members are involved, and area schools were in “stay put” mode.

The officer was conducting routine business in the area of the 200 block of East Dowling Road just after 12:30 p.m. when Castro says he spotted a suspicious looking white male in a parking lot. The officer got out of his cruiser and went toward the male. Castro says the suspect started walking away from the officer, but turned and fired multiple shots before fleeing.