Alaska State Troopers: 2 troopers killed during investigation in Tanana; 1 person detained

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TANANA, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska State Troopers were killed Thursday while conducting an investigation in the Interior Alaska village of Tanana, agency spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

One person has been detained, she said.

The troopers had gone to Tanana, west of Fairbanks, to follow up on a Wednesday night report that someone "had brandished a firearm in the village," Peters said, adding she had no immediate details of what happened.

Shots were fired somewhere in the town at about 3 p.m. Thursday, Tanana resident Mary Edwin told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Other troopers had responded to Tanana by 6 p.m., said Edwin, a former schools superintendent.

An Alaska Bureau of Investigation crew was headed to Tanana, Peters said.

The troopers were not immediately identified pending notification of relatives.

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