Possibility of charges against man in Juneau standoff still unknown

Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2009

JUNEAU - No charges have been filed in connection with the 20-hour police standoff at the Channel View Apartments downtown earlier this week.

The 49-year-old man's name is still being withheld. The Juneau Police Department has been discussing what possible charges may arise from the incident, if any.

The police standoff ended peacefully Thursday afternoon with the surrender of a man who barricaded himself in his downtown apartment for more than 20 hours. The man's wife, who also hasn't been identified, was in the apartment for the first several hours of the incident and left under her own will unharmed.

Juneau Police Department officers attempted to serve a court order for the man's involuntary commitment to the Bartlett Regional Hospital Mental Health Unit at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, which led to the all-night standoff at Gastineau Avenue apartment building.

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