Man fires gun as he’s approached by Anchorage police

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Anchorage police say a man fired a gun as he was pursued by officers.

The man could not be found after an extensive late-night search.

Anchorage television station KTVA reports police on Tuesday night received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Gambell Street.

Shortly after 9 p.m., officers spotted a suspect walking. The man fired a gun and fled.

Police responded with a SWAT team and told residents nearby to stay inside homes.

Police searched for about six hours and called off the search just after 3 a.m. Wednesday.