SWAT team was standing by for Assembly meeting?


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.”


  1. Simply LOVELY!!!
    … How many Federal Govt agencies exist and what policing powers do they have?
    … The last FBI raid I remember was in Chicken-AK (2013) and how successful was that?
    … The Assembly looks to be out-of-control and out-of-touch with the citizens of Anchorage.
    … It looks to me like the Assembly is taking a page from the Socialist Democrats by manufacturing a crisis in order to pass legislation that limits rights and freedoms of law abiding citizens.

  2. SWAT team for whom? On what side of the coin does the idiocy reside? The voting populous of Anchorage are the victims of this perfidious Assembly, with whom there is no reason.

  3. This is absolutely one of the funniest things I have read in weeks. My honest and genuine reaction was to belly laugh until my face hurt and my dog got worried!

    • Jean, I had the same reaction, lol. Do ya think they have a clue that the residents don’t want them in office anymore? Do they fear the virtual tar and feathers of old?

  4. They are a private entity for the state police. I saw them one fly into a village wearing ninja masks. Oriental guys. Worked as a team with automatic weapons. Got the hostages out of a house. Filled out no paperwork with the pilot. Completely black ops.

  5. If a government body’s policies are so far removed from the will of the people they allegedly represent that they need an entire shift’s worth of police and a SWAT team standing by, maybe it’s time to reconsider those policies.

    Just sayin’

    • People are pretty hepped up nowadays, on both sides, but most of the nasty stuff coming down if from the so-called militia groups and their right wing wannabes. The storming of the Capitol should show us that. With all the heated rhetoric from those opposing the assembly, they might want to have a plan, unlike the Capitol Police.

      • I think the groups you are talking about learned from the actions of the left. Think about Minneapolis, Kenosha, Seattle, and Portland. People like you stood by and condoned these violent riots in which billions of dollars in damaged happened, lives were ruined, and people were killed and now you now condemn it.
        The left is so hypocritical that it is not even funny.
        The good thing about this is now the left has a little love for the police and cannot stand by and watch destructive rioting.
        Every cloud has a silver lining.

  6. I see in today’s ADN that outside interests who allegedly were setting up the ‘armed rally’ mixed up Dimond Center Anchorage for the Capitol target in Juneau Dimond Courthouse. You gotta love our security agencies who jumped to conclusions without credible info.

  7. People are waking up to the fact that their governments, both local and federal, have been hijacked by enemies of America. We slept and let them in, and now they are rigging elections so that they never have to give up their power, and will use police and military forces to enact their will. There is only one recourse left to us, which was outlined in the 2nd Amendment…and sadly, there are almost no citizens left willing to use it.

    • You’re talking about Trump, the autocrat, right? You know, the one who thought he could get the army to maybe put him back into the oval office. When they didn’t work out, he tried his militia guys. They didn’t work either, so now we are going to have a duly elected President and Congress.

      • Greg R. Your “drooley” elected president is illegitimate, ( not to mention a prime 25th amendment in waiting). He is a front who couldn’t garner 15 people at a rally, a drooling out of touch corrupted politico. There was massive vote fraud and dare I say Treason. Good luck with where this is going. Looking forward to their soviet style plans that exterminate their opposition. See ya in hell Greg R, because that’s where we are headed.

        • “[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. […] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.” Yuri Bezemov, Soviet KGB defector.

      • Where are you getting your information from, Greg? Sounds like conspiracy stuff to me. And as for your previous comment regarding the right wing and militia groups being violent… you have it backwards, I’m afraid. Where was the outcry over the riots last year (and continuing) involving blm (leftists) and antifa, (also leftists)?Suddenly you people care about riots? The word is that the capital building rioters where antifa who infiltrated the protest. But you won’t hear that from the pravda tv and radio stations.

  8. The oligarchs fear the people they rule. Unnecessarily. Alaskans and Anchorage residents in particular have shown themselves sheep.

    The oligarchs learned they could do whatever the hell they wished when the Cowardly Lion of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, wet himself in Wasilla. There would be no resistance.

    Be warned from the debacle in DC. The left will not give us the same grace they gave BLM/Antifa. They will allow excessive force against us. Question becomes: will our police and military follow said instructions?

  9. DC now looks like a Capitol city, who has installed a national government, its citizens don’t support…

    I wonder why?

  10. I’ve said it here before but for those that missed it, please see the quote from G. Orwell.
    “All tyrannies rule through FRAUD and FORCE, but once the fraud has been exposed they must rely exclusively upon FORCE”
    S.W.A.T. Teams? that is the ultimate in force that the Assembly of Anchorage has at it’s disposal.
    Get ready Anchorage, this is just the start of what this bunch of Bolschiviks will do in the future.

    • You do realize that Orwell fought in the Spanish Civil War, on the side of the nationalists, the ones who didn’t want a Fascist government, don’t you? They lost. How’d that turn out? Not well for Spaniards.
      It’s a big stretch from Anchorage Assembly meetings to SWAT teams to Bolsheviks. D. C. is where the real action is.

      • Greg R, do Fascist allow differing opinions or expressions of free speech? Do they use big lies to to carry out their edicts? Do they rely on force rather than reason ? Sadly you missed the point here, your pal’s are the Fascist Greg R. Fascist are the same whether in Spain in the 30’s or Anchorage today.
        Don’t believe me? Reread the actions of the assembly above, secondly kindly look at the proposed language edicts that the House of Representatives is to follow regarding gender. This action will make the House a “personal pronoun free zone” Greg, who does that? Certainly not classical liberals.

  11. Sounds like a whole new class of citizens have become aware just how easy it is to end up on the wrong side of the law.
    Suddenly you’re not one of them, you’re one of us. Welcome to the real world.

  12. I believe leftists think they are the normal ones and every one else is not. That they and they alone have the right to decide who does what and when. Their actions are from a fiction novel. Not a very good one. Leftists think everyone will act and react like they do, with them being the normal ones. That is why the massive show of force, from Alaska to D.C. They think all people think like them and will attack mindlessly because someone says they can. Lie or not. Why are they so paranoid? They can’t be stupid or they wouldn’t be where they are. They are sly, cunning, crafty and intent on one thing only. Power. Everything else comes with power. They have made mistakes that are about to overtake them and they are desperate to seize absolute power before their world implodes on the critical mass they have created.
    I would suggest one thing only. Do not lose faith. In our Country and our President.

  13. When we were hearing public testimony on AO37, the labor reform ordinance, on the first night I went into the hallway back behind the chambers and there were a dozen SWAT team members. The chief thought he should be prepared. I don’t fault that, but I immediately sent them all home. 30,000 troops in D.C.?

  14. Safety has become a pagan cult. The priest for the day can claim any parameter, process or threat deemed necessary for an agenda. ‘Safety’ is a simulacrum used to distort like an ad hominem. When police start ‘playing’ along with this, it is Orwellian dangerous. Does APD/AST chiefs actually buy along with this historic embarrassment of a mayor? I have always been a supporter of law, order and process. And by association, it’s executors. But I’m hearing more and more ‘the police are not your friends’. The APD chief needs to put this abominable mayor in it’s place, or go down with it

  15. ‘They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.’ Benjamin Franklin. Just ask the Warsaw Jews, who tried to go along and get along, as opposed to the Bielski partisans.

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