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Man arrested in deaths of Alaska State Troopers

May 2, 2014
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two troopers in a remote village.

Nathaniel Lee Kangas is under arrest in the murders of Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson Thursday in the isolated community of Tanana. Troopers say formal charges against the Tanana man are being prepared by troopers with the office with the state Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals.

A second Tanana man, 58-year-old Arvin Kangas, is charged with assault in connection with a Wednesday incident involving a village public safety officer. The troopers didn't say how the men were related.

The National Geographic Channel says the two troopers were occasionally featured on the show "Alaska State Troopers." The troopers were not filming at the time of their deaths.

 
 

 

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