Tacoma Immigration Center Attacker Was Repeat Assailant
A man who was killed after attacking an immigration detention facility had been previously arrested for assault.
Willem Van Spronsen, 69, attacked the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma before dawn on Saturday.
According to Reuters, Van Spronsen was armed with a rifle and incendiary devices when he attacked the Washington facility.
He burned one vehicle and was trying to ignite a propane tank when he was confronted by four police officers who opened fire on him.
Van Spronsen had previously been arrested for assaulting a police officer at a protest outside the same facility.
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