- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 31-year-old man with a felony conviction was arrested Tuesday night after a six-hour standoff with Anchorage police.

Officers used gas to force William Hopster from a car.

Police just before 1 p.m. received information that Hopster was armed, which is illegal because of his felony conviction. Police say he had threatened to harm himself and others.

Police spotted his car and followed him until they had obtained an arrest warrant.

Just after 4 p.m., they attempted a traffic stop but Hopster rammed a police car on East 68th Avenue.

After hours of negotiating, police deployed the gas. Hopster attempted to escape through the car’s sun roof and officers used a stun gun to subdue him.

Hopster remained jailed Wednesday at the Anchorage Jail.


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