UPDATE: Cuffed Anchorage Suspect Who Gave APD the Slip at ANMC, Captured

36-year-old Kuukpik A. Long. Image-APD

36-year-old Kuukpik A. Long. Image-APD

Anchorage police say that the search for a subject in the Anchorage area that gave them the slip during an arrest yesterday following a medical clearance has ended.

APD says that officers responded to the Penland Park trailer court on Tuesday morning at 11:04 am in reference to a trespass call. When they arrived, offficers saw 36-year-old Kuukpik A Long sitting in a vehicle. Police were aware that Long had a Failure to Appear warrant on charges of Forgery II, Theft II and Attempted Theft III. He exited the vehicle and was promptly arrested and cuffed.

Long told officers that he had been injured during the cuffing process and so, was transported to ANMC to be medically cleared.

After being cleared, an APD officer was escorting Long, who was limping and complained of injured ribs, to the waiting patrol vehicle. When they got to the vehicle, Long “pulled free from the officer and broke out into a run,” APD reports.

Several other officers responded to the location and initiated an active search without any initial success.

APD Warrants Officers located Long at 9:57 am on Wednesday. When located, Long was in a shed outside of a residence on the 200-block of North Hoyt Street. When re-captured, Long no longer was wearing handcuffs.

He  was transported to and remanded at the Anchorage Jail.