Child dead after incident on Fort Wainwright, soldier in custody

Officials with United States Army Alaska have confirmed to the Newscenter that a child has died as a result of an ‘incident’ on post this morning.

According to Col. Alan Brown with USARAK Public Affairs the investigation is still ongoing however; the soldier involved is in custody and being questioned by the Criminal Investigation Command, more commonly known as CID.

The incident occurred in on post housing, and the soldier in questioning was treated at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for injuries believed to be related to the incident.

Officials say there is no danger to anyone on post at this time, and that other members in the household where the incident occurred are ‘safe.’

This is a developing story; the Newscenter will have more details as they become available.