Accused Abuser Surrenders after Police Standoff
After about six hours of a standoff with police, 29-year-old Brandon Wilson emerged from his home and surrendered to police.
Wilson's girlfriend originally called police to a home in south Anchorage at around 11:30 last night.
A criminal complaint said Wilson accused his girlfriend of cheating on him and pointed a gun at the girlfriend and himself. Police said when the girlfriend attempted to call police on her cell phone, Wilson destroyed her phone.
The complaint said Wilson also pulled the house phone out of the wall jack. The woman was able to hook the phone up again and called police.
Court documents say 911 dispatchers heard a male voice in the background that said, "you're dead.
Police said Wilson beat his girlfriend about the face and head. Wilson continued with threats until the girlfriend escaped the house to the neighbors.
The victim was taken to the hospital, but the accused perpetrator remained inside.
Police say the knew he had weapons in the home and attempted to get Wilson to come out. Police say Wilson maintained phone contact and threatened suicide several times. Police Spokesperson, Anita Hill said police aren't sure if drugs or alcohol were a factor at this time.
Police called in SWAT officers to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. Police say after that, Wilson remained inside for more than three more hours. Police say Wilson came out of the house at about 6 a.m. And surrendered to the police.
For one neighbor it was a restless night. Michelle Wilson was staying with her mother across the street when she was woken up by the commotion. She saw an armored vehicle and a SWAT team. Wilson said she and her mother feared it could be a bomb, until the suspect gave himself up at 6 a.m.
"He came out with his hands on his head," she said.
Brandon Wilson is being held at the Anchorage Jail. A judge said he doesn't have a criminal record and won't qualify for a court-appointed attorney.
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