SEATTLE, WA – Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse… we were wrong. We’ve gone from protests… to anarchy… to straight up terrorism.
Late Tuesday night, Law Enforcement Today learned from sources about an active investigation into whether rioters tried to burn police officers alive....
Photos reveal that rioters used what is believed to be a quick-dry concrete to seal shut the door of the East Precinct at the same time that they lit the building on fire.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is working with the Seattle Police Department on the ongoing investigation.
Police say that officers holed up in the building while agitators vandalized the outside of it, and that they used the opportunity to use the quick dry cement to seal the officers inside of it.
It took place at the 12th street entrance.
Police say evidence suggests they mixed cement and water in a bucket with a wooden stick, then applied it to the door. Photo evidence also shows they destroyed the electronic key card off of the door. They believe it was to stop people from getting inside in a rescue attempt.
Then on the East Pine Street side of the East Precinct, the rioters torched the building – seemingly intent on burning the building with the officers inside.
Sources tell law enforcement today that the officers kicked the door open, escaped the building and the rioters ran.
One of the officers was hurt and one suspect was arrested.
Seattle Police Officers Guild president Mike Solan spoke about the terrorism on KTTH:
"We’re talking about a little over 100 people who continue to force their political agenda to push assaults on officers, destroy private and public property, to continue their dangerous ideology. What’s next has been seen before and I’m fearful that someone will lose their life in the coming days. This could all stop if our public officials would decry and push back against these criminal acts.”