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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.

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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.

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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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