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Anchorage Police Department
Tuesday May 17th, 2016 :: 01:33 p.m. AKDT


Update: Citizen Identified in Heroic Act of Saving Man From Burning Car

Update: The unknown citizen in this video has been identified. Thank you for your assistance. 

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On Sunday, May 15, 2016 APD Officer Mitchel Veenstra was dispatched to respond to a vehicle that had rolled and caught on fire on Middlerock Road. It was reported that the sole male occupant of the vehicle had his arm trapped under the vehicle and could not get free. Thanks to the heroic acts of nearby citizens and Officer Veenstra, a life was saved on this day. In the video there is a fourth citizen, an adult male wearing a light blue shirt, who assisted in the incident but Officers have not identified him. APD would like to identify this male and reach out to him directly to say thank you..   
Video Warning: some content may be graphic. Viewer discretion is advised. 
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Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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