[Ed. – The hysteria and escalating violence are far out of proportion to the nature of the problem. This isn’t a matter of protesters responding in a natural way to a problem. It’s deliberate escalation on the part of “activists” trying to foment a social war.]
The Seattle Times reported that the unidentified man appeared outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma with a rifle and threw incendiary devices at both the facility and nearby propane tanks, at one point setting a vehicle on fire.
Officers responded to the incident around 4 a.m. and called out to the man before shots were fired. It was not clear how many shots were fired or whether the man fired at police.