Armed man detained after 7 hour standoff at FMH

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Monday at 9:30 a.m., Fairbanks police sent out a 'NIXLE' alerting people of a standoff between authorities and an armed man at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. The standoff continued until police sent another alert at 4:16 p.m. saying the subject had been detained and the area had been cleared.

According to FPD, a patient was supposed to check himself into the Behavioral Health Unit, but he locked himself and a woman in his car and threatened to shoot anyone who comes near him. Officers negotiated with the man throughout the day.

We will have as more information as it becomes available.