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Breaking: ICE Facility Attacked Hours After Pro-Illegal Rally

Police in Washington state say an armed man who was throwing “incendiary devices” at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement migrant detention center early Saturday morning is dead, according to multiple reports.

“Tacoma Police responded to the Northwest Detention Center, a privately run detention facility that holds migrants, at about 4 a.m. on Saturday after an employee called about an armed man outside,” The Daily Beast reported.

Police say the man, whose identity had not been released as of Saturday afternoon, was armed with a rifle. According to The News Tribune, he threw “the incendiary devices at outbuildings and cars in the center’s parking lot. One car caught fire and burned.”

He reportedly tried to blow up a propane tank as well.

Police spokesperson Loretta Cool told The Associated Press that four male officers, none of whom were wearing body cameras, fired shots at the man prior to taking cover, though it wasn’t clear if he fired back.

Eventually, police found the man dead.

The News Tribune reported that police had killed the man, though The Daily Beast noted it was not yet clear whether it was he or one of the officers, all of whom have been placed on paid administrative leave, who fired the fatal shot.

The incident is under investigation and the man’s alleged motives have not yet been revealed as of Saturday afternoon.

But aside from the alleged perpetrator, no one appears to have been hurt.

“No ICE employees were harmed nor involved in this tragic event,” a spokesperson for ICE told The Daily Beast.

None of the police officers involved were injured either.

“The shooting took place about six hours after a peaceful rally [protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration policies] in front of the detention center,” the AP noted, citing Cool.

Photos posted on Facebook showed that activists with the anti-Trump group “Lights for Liberty” were demonstrating next to the detention center on Friday.

“[Cool] said another rally was planned for later Saturday, but it would have to be held in a different area because of the investigation into the police shooting,” the AP added.

The detention center in question is run by GEO Group, which, in a statement to the AP, cited accusations of poor migrant treatment at the facility.

These accusations “have led to misplaced aggression and a dangerous environment for our employees, whose safety is our top priority,” the statement said.

“Violence of any kind against our employees and property will not be tolerated. We are thankful for the quick and brave action by the Tacoma Police Department, which prevented innocent lives from being endangered.”

A version of this story appears on the Western Journal website.

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29 Comments
  • Stephen Russell says:

    Lock & Load, OK armed staff.
    Expand CCTV array
    Beef up security

  • wolfen244 says:

    He’s not a man. He’s a tolerant liberal.

  • Mike says:

    This shit brought to you by spineless no good politicians!

  • Gene says:

    Good, 6 feet under is exactly where this liberal son of a bitch belongs! Who wants to be next in line? Bring it on liberals!

  • Joseph Holland says:

    There’s gonna be a war

  • Darrel says:

    Liberalism is a mental disease.

  • Gayle says:

    These activist are crazy and violent! They repeat lies and these lunatics believe the. And do evil, crazy, violent things! Now these officers have to be investigated for doing their job of protecting innocent good people doing their job! The Demon-rats keep lying and trying to make people think they are mistreating these illegals! The only thing wrong is that they are over crowded and has been asking for help for months! The demon-rats wants open borders so they can get new illegal voter Support! All they do is spend money to protect illegals and give them everything for free and do nothing for the homeless, drug addicted, mentally ill Americans. Vote them all out!

  • Bill says:

    You go towards Law Enforcement with a rifle and incendiary devices he was asking for it. I don’t understand why liberals think that it’s OK to approach anyone especially Law Enforcement yielding a weapon. Your just asking to be put 6′ in the ground.

  • AnnS says:

    I fear for the safety of our Border Patrol agents, and our I.C.E. agents, that risk their lives everyday to keep Americans safe!

  • Holly says:

    Again, NOT PRESIDENT TRUMPS POLICIES… policies put in place by congress finally being enforced. The systems is messed up but the dems in congress refuse to fix it!

  • Holly says:

    AGAIN, NOT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S POLICIES. The LAW put in place by congress finally being enforced. Broken system that house dems refuse to fix…

  • Chris says:

    Bye Felicia!

  • ANI4ANI says:

    Any1 carrying weapons/explosives while protesting these facilities should b charged with attempted murder of law enforcement.

  • SweetLadyMary says:

    I can’t understand why people want to admit people who are breaking the law. If they want to support them for all their needs, then they should adopt a family or an individual so that the rest of us are not left holding the bag for all their needs. It is impossible to absorb all these people. Out social services, health services, etc., are at breaking point. Seattle has a serious problem with liberals who don’t have the ability to think things though.

  • Mike says:

    Glad to see they shot and killed the piece of shit liberal it’s a shame that we can’t do that more often

    • Mike says:

      It would make America a lot safer if we deported or shot all the Democrats and liberals with her mental diseases there’s no cure for them

  • William conley says:

    But he was just protesting the awful treatment of illegals that should have been captured and throw across the border the moment they were found to be illegal. Yet they want to go in court with a thousand dollar make over and garner sympathy because her daughter died because SHE brought her on a dangerous trip and placed her in crowded conditions because following the law was too much of a burden for her. You come here legally and ask for mercy you don’t march her in a small army or swim across the border or sneak across it and demand we take care of your ass.

    • Evangeline says:

      Well said, William. Every time some nut does something like this and police take him down because he is shooting or is setting off explosives to kill people, they are now the villains, the suspects and put on leave. It’s disgusting!!! They are just doing their job protecting people! It seems the criminals today always turn it around and their families and the press make them out to be the victims of the “racist” police. Such bull!

  • Dolores Herrmann says:

    Since when are they Trump’s laws? I thought they were written in the Constitution or am I wrong? People just don’t absorb history or they’d see how wrong it is supporting illegals. Any law suits brought on by illegals should automatically be thrown out.

  • Michigan Man says:

    Unfortunately it is time to lock and load and use deadly force to protect law enforcement and facilities. When people start acting as those of third-world countries, they have to be treated accordingly. American laws must be upheld by whatever means necessary. /s/Retired navy, Viet Nam vet.

  • Vietnam Veteran says:

    United States immigration law all spelled out:

    https://www.uscis.gov/laws/8-cfr/title-8-code-federal-regulations

    Legal is legal. Illegals are illegal. Thus, the demo-rats are violating Federal law.

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