Palmer man surrenders after standoff with state troopers
PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A Palmer man was arrested after a four-hour standoff with Alaska State Troopers.
Troopers say 32-year-old Gregory Smith fired shots inside a home but eventually came out unarmed and surrendered.
Troopers last week were notified of a domestic violence assault in which a victim suffered injuries. The suspect could not be found and troopers obtained an arrest warrant.
At about 7 a.m. Wednesday, a trooper emergency response team attempted to serve a “high-risk” warrant on Smith and blocked off a Palmer neighborhood.
Troopers say Smith met them at the door with a semi-automatic rifle and body armor.
He refused to come out, fired shots inside but surrendered after four hours.
Smith is jailed in Palmer on the no-bail warrant.
Online court records do not list his attorney.