POLICE have cordoned off a large area of downtown Anchorage as police respond to an unspecified incident near the Captain Cook Hotel.
The Anchorage Police Department is responding to a disturbance but says there is no public threat, the reports Alaskan Public Media.
Cherie Zajdzinski, a spokeswoman for the police department, said this was not an active shooting incident.
A Twitter user posted a video said there was an active gunman at the hotel. The video shows an officer near his patrol car in a parking lot pointing a gun at the building.
Police are asking people to avoid the area. They initially warned the public about road closures and a large police presence around 3 p.m.
At 4.45pm, roads remained closed and police cars were seen around the Captain Cook Hotel.
Officers with guns were seen entering the building Anchorage Daily News reports.
Three officers waved passers-by away and told them a man on one of the top floors was threatening to shoot people who said he had access to multiple guns.
Nick Weatherman, manager of Anchorage Pel’meni on K Street, said Alaska News Source Police pulled out rifles and helmets when they arrived at the scene and began pointing their guns at the hotel’s tower.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5136158/captain-hook-hotel-anchorage-armed-cops-seal-off-area/ Massive “disturbance” at Captain Hook Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska, armed police swarm out and cordon off area