Armed man dies af­ter at­tack­ing immigratio­n cen­ter, po­lice say

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - NATION & WORLD -

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.

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