A 38-year-old Soldotna man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly threatening a family member and then barricading himself in a Soldotna residence.
According to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, they responded shortly after midnight to reports of a disturbance at a Soldotna home. They say that James Sullivan had threatened to shoot a family member and had also physically assaulted that family member.
The alleged victim was “able to flee to safety,” the dispatch says, but Sullivan refused to leave or communicate with troopers.
The Southern Special Emergency Reaction Team was activated, the dispatch says, and they were able to arrest Sullivan in collaboration with troopers.
Sullivan is charged with third- and fourth-degree assault, misconduct involving a weapon and coercion. He was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.