A man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said.
The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded about 4 a.m. to the privately run Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, a Department of Homeland Security facility that holds migrants pending deportation proceedings. The detention center has also held immigrant parents separated from their children.
Police said the man lit a vehicle on fire and attempted to ignite a large propane tank and set buildings on fire. Police said that besides the rifle, he had a satchel and flares.
Police said officers called out to the man and that shots were fired.
Cool said all four officers fired, but she didn’t have details about what took place. She said the officers weren’t wearing body cameras, but the area is covered by detention center surveillance cameras. She said she didn’t know whether the gunman fired at the officers.
After the gunfire, officers located the man and determined he had been shot and was dead at the scene. His name wasn’t released.
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