2 Alaska state troopers killed in remote village of Tanana

TANANA, Alaska — Two Alaska state troopers were killed Thursday while conducting an investigation in the 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.

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

Tanana has a population of about 238 people and is located about 130 miles west of Fairbanks. There is no highway leading to the community.

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