In addition to a major show of police force at Tuesday’s Anchorage Assembly meeting, Must Read Alaska has learned through a law enforcement source that a SWAT team was stationed, locked-and-loaded, and ready to roll just two miles away.
SWAT teams are typically made up of elite police marksmen who are trained to deal with high-risk situations such as standoffs and hostage rescues. Think of the Nakatomi Plaza hostage rescue team scene in Die Hard.
There were no instances at the Assembly that would have required the use of a hostage rescue team, but one woman was escorted from the meeting after she yelled her support for President Donald Trump.
Tensions at the Assembly meetings have been high since Anchorage residents started getting engaged with the political process, only to discover their pleas for reasonable policies around the COVID-19 pandemic have fallen on deaf ears. Many attending are discovering that their local government has been taken over by the far Left.
The FBI Anchorage office wrote that it had no credible threats for locations in Alaska.
“Throughout Alaska, the FBI Anchorage Field Office supports our state, local, and federal law enforcement partners with maintaining public safety in the communities we share together. The FBI Anchorage Field Office has not received any specific threats regarding locations in Alaska. We are working with our law enforcement partners to continuously share information based on tips submitted by the public. We ask anyone with information to contact the FBI at 907-276-4441 or go to tips.fbi.gov to report potential violence or criminal acts,” the agency wrote in a memo.
“We understand that there is concern for public safety; as such, the Department of Public Safety is in close communications with our law enforcement partner agencies and, if necessary, will take appropriate response actions to any potential credible threats. At this time, no credible threats have been found. Public safety truly is a team effort in Alaska. We are very fortunate to have strong working relationships with law enforcement officials at all levels of government throughout this state that we can count on when it comes to planning and taking appropriate steps to safeguard the wellbeing of Alaskans. If an emergency arises, please call 911 to make a report.”