Man sets fireplace to Seattle police motor vehicle with officer even now inside of: authorities

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A Seattle law enforcement officer sitting in a patrol auto Thursday afternoon suffered small burns following a person set the car or truck on fireplace and ran absent, authorities mentioned.

The officer’s car was parked in an alley all-around 1:30 p.m. when the attacker thew a flaming piece of wood into the automobile, triggering a huge fire, in accordance to law enforcement. The officer managed to get out and was taken to a clinic with non-lifestyle-threatening burns.

Law enforcement stated the suspect was caught in a nearby parking garage and was taken into custody right after staying tased. His identify has not been introduced, but he was predicted to be billed with assault and perhaps arson.

A achievable motive powering the wide-daylight assault remains underneath investigation.

A witness advised nearby news outlet KIRO that the gentleman was listened to screaming, “I’m gonna get rid of all you,” as he walked down the alley with a burning torch in his arms.

Illustrations or photos from the scene display the patrol car or truck entirely engulfed in flames prior to firefighters arrived to put it out.

“It was an incredibly risky predicament for our officer,” Assistant Chief Deanna Nollette informed the station.

Law enforcement said one of the officers who chased the suspect to the parking garage fired at minimum a person shot through the pursuit, but the guy was not struck.

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