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Police catch 'violent felon' assault suspect

Anchorage police were looking for Andrea (pronounced "Andre") Vickers, 22, after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend July 5 in Spenard.

Police said they found their man -- described as a "violent felon" -- Tuesday night at a residence off Runamuck Place, which is northwest of the West Dimond Boulevard overpass over Minnesota Drive.

Here's the statement police emailed to reporters this morning:

Subject – Subject of Manhunt Arrested Without Incident
Case Number – 11-31355

Anchorage Police Department Special Assignments Unit (SWAT), K-9, Vice, Warrants and Patrol units located and arrested Andrea (Andre) Lavelle Vickers on 7-13-11 at 07:06 hours. Vickers, the object of an intensive APD manhunt since 7-8-11 was considered armed and dangerous. There was an outstanding arrest warrant for his detention with bail set at $30,000 on an Assault 2nd degree charge.

Vickers was located at a residence on the 8700 block of Runamuck Place and surrendered after police units surrounded the home. He was taken into custody without incident.

APD Special Assignments and Vice Units who led the search for Vickers, would like to thank members of the media for their assistance in publicizing his wanted status.

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