Tacoma Police have confirmed that an armed man was shot and killed while attacking the local ICE detention center, known as the Northwest Detention Center.
The Seattle Times reports:
The man, identified Saturday afternoon as Willem Van Spronsen, 69, of Vashon Island, died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Around 4 a.m., officers responded to an ICE employee’s report of a man armed with a rifle and throwing homemade incendiaries at the building and vehicles in the detention center’s parking lot, as well as attempting to ignite a propane tank, according to Tacoma police. Officers say they saw Van Spronsen wearing a satchel and holding flares, as well as the rifle.
Officers reported “shots fired,” police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said, at which point the officers had fired; she did not know whether Van Spronsen also fired.
Officers retreated to cover, uninjured. After medical aid arrived, officers approached Van Spronsen and determined that he had been shot and killed. All four involved officers fired their weapons, she said.
The attack came hours before the activist group La Resistencia had been scheduled to protest the Northwest Detention Facility. The group had moved the protest to Sunday afternoon after learning the facility had been placed on 24 hour lock down.
ICE agents across the country are expected to begin conducting raids in ten American cities on Sunday.
Luckily no ICE officers or Tacoma police officers were hurt during the Tacoma attack.
Democrats, and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in particular, have spent the last few weeks blasting ICE and the CBP. Democrats have accused ICE and CBP of running concentration camps disguised as detention centers. Democrats have also blasted ICE and CBP agents themselves, accusing them of kidnapping and killing children.
Today’s incident is a direct result of Democrats’ hate-filled, dangerous rhetoric. You can bet this won’t be the last attack on an ICE facility. After all, they’re literally kidnapping and killing babies. Any heinous act is justified in the pursuit of saving the children.
Shame on Democrats.