JPD arrest wanted man Ben Parson after brief standoff

    Ben Parson has been arrested.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau Police Department has arrested Ben Parson after a brief standoff Tuesday.

    On Tuesday, at about 1 p.m. a JPD officer and a private property owner observed a person who appeared to be “squatting” without permission inside the homeowner’s shed in the 1600 block of Mendenhall Peninsula Road.

    According to a press release, the officer identified the person as Parson.

    The officer told Parson he was under arrest for an outstanding warrant and Parson grabbed a nearby rifle. The officer and homeowner moved to safety. Parson refused to come out of the shed.

    Multiple JPD officers, a state trooper, and the JPD Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the scene.  A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance was staged in the area. At about 1:30 p.m. a shot was fired from inside the shed.

    At about 1:58 p.m., Parson was taken into custody on the $50,000 felony warrant. He was additionally charged with Escape in the third degree and Criminal Mischief. 

    The roadway was closed for about 50 minutes. No one was injured during the incident.


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