- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 27-year-old Anchorage man convicted of pointing a gun at police officers was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison.

Eric Nebreja (neh-BRAY’-ha) pleaded guilty earlier this year to four felonies - two counts of assault, drug misconduct and evidence tampering.

A police officer on Oct. 9, 2014, spotted Nebreja’s car at a gas station and investigated because it resembled a vehicle that police had chased days earlier.

Prosecutor say Nebreja threatened to shoot the officer, pulled a gun from his jacket and aimed it at two officers while fleeing on foot.

Nebreja broke into an apartment and barricaded himself in. Police forced him out with tear gas and discovered a handgun hidden in a box of rice in the apartment. He was also carrying 1.7 grams of heroin.

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