Talkeetna Man Involved in Brief Standoff with SERT


A Talkeetna man was involved in a short stand-off with Southcentral SERT at a residence along the Parks Highway on Thursday afternoon, troopers reported on the trooper dispatch. 

Troopers with Palmer Criminal Suppression Unit, Palmer Patrol, and Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit responded to the  Talkeetna residence at 1:32 pm on Friday to serve a Domestic Violence Protection Order to 52-year-old David McNease. They were initially successful and served the order. But when McNease was informed that he had to vacate the residence, he ran back into the residence and threatened to shoot the troopers with a rifle.

Troopers retreated from the immediate area. A short time later, McNease called 911 and told dispatch that he was armed with a rifle and threatened to target the train which runs next to the residence as well as passing motorists or any person found on his property.

As a result, SERT and HELO-3 were called in and responded to the area. Fortunately, a short time after their arrival came out of his residence and gave up to officers.

He was taken into custody and transported to the Mat_Su Pretrial Facility where he was remanded without bail.