SPD: Police car set on fire while officer inside, 1 in custody

Posted 9 days ago


One person is in custody after allegedly setting a police car on fire while an officer was inside, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon in the South Lake Union neighborhood near Dexter Avenue and John Street.

According to a blotter post, an officer was in their patrol car in an alley around 1:30 p.m. looking for a man reportedly brandishing a flaming piece of wood.

The officer found the man, who threw the flaming piece of wood into the car while the officer was inside, the post said.

More officers responded and chased the man into a parking garage where he was taken into custody.... (Read more)

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