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Thursday afternoon, a Seattle policeman was patrolling in his vehicle in the South Lake Union area. A man was walking down the street with a stick on fire in his hand. The policeman yelled at the man to stop, but he threw the lighted stick into the vehicle occupied by the policeman. The article on MyNorthwest.com includes a picture of the vehicle.
The 37-year-old suspect was not hurt.
SPD officer Caleb Pomazon was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening burns.
Pomazon has been with the department for one year. He is currently on paid administrative leave per department policy.
We watched a little segment on Fox News last night about this incident. No mention yesterday on any of the local stations, but today two of three have the same basic story (about PD releasing photo of burned SUV). The most important story today in Seattle is the Covid-19 outbreak at Harborview Medical Center.
Another story is that more Seattle police left the force in September than any previous month. Gee, I wonder why that might be?Published in