Local Man Sent to Seattle for Treatment After Catching Fire in Police Standoff

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - According to Alaska State Troopers, a local man who suffered third degree burns in a police standoff has been transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. According to reports, Jeffery Whaley was slumped over in his truck outside Riverview Quickstop on Badger Road. When Whaley refused to comply with trooper's commands, Troopers and Fairbanks Police pinned the truck in place and officers attempted to dislodge him by using chemical agents. Whaley was taken into custody after a non-lethal munition exploded in his truck, lighting his clothes on fire, causing him to exit the truck.