Law

Troopers put Alaska Native village on lockdown after incident





An Alaska Native village was placed on lockdown this morning amid a search for a man wanted in connection with the death of his mother.

School was canceled in Kiana, an Inupiat village, and no one is being allowed outside. "The lockdown is a very serious one, so no one is supposed to be outdoors except for troopers and those helping troopers," Norman Eck, the superintendent for the Northwest Arctic Borough School District, told The Anchorage Daily News.

The lockdown came after reports of two people hurt at a site 40 miles from the village, the paper reported. It's not clear if the incident is connected to the death of Dolly Smith, 74.

Smith's son, Teddy Kyle Smith, went missing after she died on September 7 under suspicious circumstances.

Get the Story:
Village locked down after 2 reported hurt (The Anchorage Daily News 9/19)
Troopers initiate manhunt for missing Kiana suspect (The Anchorage Daily News 9/11)