Alleged gunman shot by Fairbanks police Monday morning

One person is dead after being shot by Fairbanks Police.

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Police spokeswoman Yumi McCullough said the shooting happened at about 4 a.m., when officers received two calls about a masked man wielding a rifle.

”The man was located at an undisclosed location,” McCullough said. “There were four FPD officers that were involved and the gunman approached them and the officers fired and the gunman died on the scene.”

McCullogh says police have delayed releasing the location of the shooting because of safety concerns that prompted calling in a military explosive ordinance detection team.

“The scene itself was secure from the public, but it did appear to have some hazards,” McCullough said. “And out of concern for the safety of the officers and the investigators, their process, the Ft. Wainwright EOD was called out to assist.”

McCullough said the name of the suspect killed is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The four officers involved are on administrative leave and their names will be released after 72 hours. It was the second officer involved shooting in Fairbanks in a month.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.