August 30th, 2010
01:39 PM ET

Standoff follows slaying of 2 Alaska police officers

A standoff continued Monday between police and a 45-year-old man who barricaded himself in his home after allegedly shooting two rural Alaska police officers to death, authorities said.

The Hoonah, Alaska, Police Department contacted the Alaska State Troopers on Saturday night, asking for assistance after Hoonah officers Matthew Tokuoka, 39, and Sgt. Anthony Wallace, 32, were shot in what troopers described as an ambush. Both officers later died from their injuries.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of John Marvin Jr., police said.

After the shooting, Marvin barricaded himself inside his home, according to Alaska television station KTUU.

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