Fort Wainwright Soldier taken to FCC in connection with death of child

A soldier stationed at Fort Wainwright has been taken to Fairbanks Correctional Center in connection with an on post incident that has left one child dead.

According to U.S. Army Officials the soldier has been identified, but his name will not be released until charges are filed in the coming days.

Details of the incident are limited however; the incident occurred in on post housing, and the soldier in custody 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, and that other members in the household where the incident occurred are ‘safe.’