Troopers, APD Seek Man in Connection with Beluga Point Gunfire Incident

Troopers and Anchorage police are seeking the whereabouts of 36-year-old Kevin Thibodeau. Image-AST

Troopers and Anchorage police are seeking the whereabouts of 36-year-old Kevin Thibodeau. Image-AST

Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage police responded to mile 110 of the Seward Highway in response to a report of “a distraught male who fired gunshots from a handgun and threatened a citizen” late Wednesday night, APD reported.

Troopers and police attempted to contact the man, identified as 36-year-old Kevin Thibodeau near the pull-out at Beluga Point at just after 8 pn on Wednesday.APD SWAT and AST SERT would later respond to the location and close down the Seward Highway due to public safety concerns.

A warrant was issued and during the early morning hours of Thursday for Assault III and Misconduct Involving Weapons IV. Law enforcement personnel began a ground search for Thibodeau on Thursday, but were unable to locate him.

By 9:25 am, the Seward Highway was re-opened. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation has responded to the scene and has taken over case responsibility.

Because Thibodeau’s whereabouts are unknown, authorities are asking¬†anyone with information regarding possible whereabouts of Thibodeau to contact Alaska State Troopers at 262-4453 or Anchorage Police Department at 786-8900.