Man surrenders in woods standoff

    Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) A six hour standoff ended peacefully with an arrest in a cabin near the end of Steese Highway.

    Christopher Turco, 39, of Fairbanks was a suspect in a recent cabin burglary.  When Alaska State Troopers tried to serve an arrest warrant, Turco and a 26 year old female barricaded themselves inside a cabin at Mile marker 147.  Witnesses told troopers that the suspect was armed.

    A Trooper dispatch also reported that a trooper Special Emergency Response Team responded to the scene and Turco surrendered shortly afterward.

    He will face charges of burglary and criminal mischief.  The woman was released.


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