Tacoma Police: armed man throwing incendiary devices shot outside ICE detention center

Credit: Seattle Times- Published 1 week ago
Tacoma Police reported an officer-involved shooting early Saturday with a man who, according to police, was armed and throwing incendiary devices at the Northwest Detention Center, the holding facility in Tacoma for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Around 4 a.m., officers responded to an employee’s report of a man...

Credit: Wochit News
Published 1 week ago -  00:42
Tacoma Immigration Center Attacker Was Repeat Assailant
A man who was killed after attacking an immigration detention facility had been previously arrested for assault. Willem Van Spronsen, 69, attacked the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma before dawn on Saturday. According to Reuters, Van Spronsen was armed with a rifle and incendiary devices when he attacked the Washington facility. He burned one vehicle and was trying to ignite a propane tank when he was confronted by four police officers who opened fire on him.

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