Kalskag went into lockdown Tuesday morning. Schools and stores in both Upper and Lower Kalskag shut their doors, and people were told to stay inside. This followed a domestic violence incident in Upper Kalskag.
Ray Steeves, a 35-year old man from Upper Kalskag, assaulted someone in his home. Alaska State Troopers were called, but Steeves fled before they could get there. That was when the lockdown began.
The lockdown ended at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, but state troopers are still in pursuit of Steeves. They last saw him just outside of town. The victim of the assault has been transported out of Kalskag for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Upper Kalskag lacks any kind of police presence, and Lower Kalskag has only one tribal police officer. However, that officer was out of town during this incident.