Armed man dies after attacking immigration center, police say
TACOMA, Wash. — 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 at about 4 a.m. to the privately run Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security detention facility that holds migrants pending deportation proceedings. The center has also held immigration-seeking parents separated from their children under President Donald Trump's “zero tolerance” policy.
The shooting took place about six hours after a peaceful rally in front of the detention center. Police said the man caused a vehicle to catch fire and that he attempted to ignite a large propane tank and set buildings on fire.