- Associated Press - Monday, April 17, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The only highway taking traffic south of Anchorage has been closed for a second time in two weeks over reports of a man firing a weapon.

Alaska State Troopers say the Seward Highway was closed Monday for a 15-mile stretch between Girdwood and milepost 75. Girdwood is about 30 miles south of Anchorage.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says no injuries have been reported, but she had no further details.

The closure comes less than two weeks after another man with a gun was reportedly firing shots at Beluga Point, a scenic pullout on the highway.

The highway was closed about 12 hours, but the man was never found. However, a week later the body of Kevin Thibodeu of Anchorage washed ashore near the pullout.

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