Info sought on Salamatof area home invasion, assault

Troopers reported that a preliminary investigation found that an unknown individual assaulted a man and woman inside of their home

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The Alaska Department of Public Safety is seeking additional information about a home invasion and assault reported Saturday evening off the Kenai Spur Highway between Kenai and Nikiski.

The Alaska State Troopers reported on Monday that the agency was notified on Saturday, Oct. 21 around 9:30 p.m. that a home invasion and “violent assault” had occurred near Milepost 20 of the Kenai Spur Highway, near the Speedway Express north of Salamatof.

Troopers reported that a preliminary investigation found that an unknown individual assaulted a man and woman inside of their home, then fled before law enforcement responded. Both victims, the dispatch says, were taken to an area hospital with “serious injuries.”

Responsibility of the case, which remains active and ongoing, has since been passed to the Alaska Bureau of Investigation, the troopers reported. The department has asked that anyone with information about the incident contact the Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna at 907-262-4453. Anonymous tips may be submitted through the AKTips mobile application or at dps.alaska.gov/tips.

Austin McDaniel, the communications director for the Alaska Department of Public Safety, said Monday evening around 4:45 p.m. that the department didn’t have any updates on the investigation.

Reach reporter Ashlyn O’Hara at ashlyn.ohara@peninsulaclarion.com.

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