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"Bomb" Threat Escapee Arrested


June 16, 2015
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The man who escaped an arrest attempt on Monday by claiming he had a "bomb" is in custody today and now being held at the Ketchikan Correctional Center without bail.

Monday at approximately 7:44 PM, the Ketchikan-based Alaska State Troopers attempted to arrest 22-year-old Herman Brown III of Ketchikan on three outstanding Felony Warrants after locating Brown III during a traffic stop near 7.3 mile North Tongass Highway.

During the contact by the Troopers in the Ward Cove area north of Ketchikan, Brown III physically resisted arrest and fought with the Troopers at the scene. During the arrest attempt, Troopers reported that Brown III produced what appeared to be a handheld explosive device and stated that it was a "Bomb." At that point the Alaska State Troopers broke contact with Brown III and attempted to get everyone to back away from the area. Brown III then fled on foot into the nearby woods.

The Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Ketchikan Police Department responded to the area and attempted to locate Brown III but were not successful Monday.

Today, the Ketchikan Police Department received information that Brown III who ran from Alaska State Troopers claiming he had a bomb in the Ward Cove area Monday night, was seen entering 201 Austin Street.

Multiple Officers of the Ketchikan Police Department responded to the report. Officers secured the perimeter and contacted the resident, who confirmed the male was inside. The male, identified as Herman Brown III, age 22, was taken into custody. Brown III had three outstanding warrants.

Ketchikan Deputy Chief of Police, Josh Dossett, in an emai Tuesday afternoon, said Brown III, was transported to the Ketchikan Correctional Center and held without bail. Other charges: Resisting Arrest, Escape 2nd Degree, Assault in the 3rd Degree x6.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Ketchikan Police Department

Alaska Department of Public Safety


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