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A Tanacross man who allegedly threatened his family with a chainsaw was still at large as of Friday afternoon. 

The incident occurred on Wednesday, when Alaska State Troopers were called out to Tanacross. According to a trooper dispatch, Travis Karshekoff, 35, of Tanacross, allegedly threatened his family members with a chainsaw. They were afraid he would injure them. Before troopers arrived, Karshekoff fled.

Karshekoff is being sought for four counts of assault III - cause fear of injury with a weapon, a Class C felony. Anyone with knowledge about where Karshekoff might be is asked to contact troopers at -907-883-5111.

Knife assault

A Tanacross woman was arrested the same day after allegedly assaulting a family member and a neighbor with knives.

According to an Alaska State Troopers report, troopers were called to Tanacross Wednesday in response to a disturbance.

Troopers found that Nancy Thomas, 60, of Tanacross, had allegedly “assaulted a family member and a neighbor with knives,” according to the report.

Additionally, Thomas also allegedly brought alcohol into Tanacross, which is a dry community where the sale, possession and importation of alcohol is banned.

She was arrested for two counts of Assault III, and one count of importation of alcohol.

Thomas was arraigned in Tok and taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center where she was held on $2,500 bail.

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