Troopers: Anchorage man arrested after firing gun


by Your Alaska Link News Team

Alaska State Troopers say a 30-year-old Anchorage man has been arrested after firing a gun at a trooper near Cooper Landing, who returned fire.

Troopers say no one was injured in the incident Sunday afternoon near mile 55 of the Sterling Highway.

Troopers say they were notified that a man later identified as Timothy Lange was seen standing along the highway with a gun.

According to troopers, the responding officer tried to make contact with the gunman, who was arrested after firing at the trooper.

Lange is charged with counts including attempted murder, assault, weapons misconduct and resisting arrest.

It's unknown if Lange has an attorney.

Troopers say it is department policy to not release the name of a trooper involved in a shooting for 72 hours.