PETERSBURG, Alaska - A Petersburg man is facing felony assault charges after an armed standoff with police.
KFSK (http://bit.ly/RcldUk ) reports 30-year-old Jace Cunningham is accused of firing shots at police and attempting to flee.
Police Chief Jim Agner says authorities received a call last Thursday about a possibly suicidal person with an assault rifle. He says authorities made contact with Cunningham by cell phone and attempted to negotiate with him.
Authorities say Cunningham was in a vehicle in a remote part of town. Police set up a road block and Agner says Cunningham fired shots at officers before putting his vehicle in a ditch. He says that led to an armed standoff.
Charges against Cunningham include seven counts of third-degree assault, a felony. He has not yet entered a plea.