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Icy Standoff: Alaska Man Runs Onto Frozen Lake To Avoid Arrest

May 17, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? Anchorage police say a young man who didn't want to return to jail ran out onto the uncertain ice of an Alaska lake to escape officers armed with an arrest warrant.

Police spokeswoman Dani Myren says officers were sufficiently concerned about the thickness of the ice covering Cheney lake that none of them wanted to venture onto it. So a standoff ensued.

KTUU-TV reports (http://is.gd/4WCBub ) that police negotiators and Fire Department dive teams were staging on the lakeshore when the young man finally surrendered late Thursday afternoon.


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