Occupy Oakland motive for Seattle bank vandalism



SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) — Seattle police say someone caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage to a University District bank — and spray-painted on the building that the vandalism was “revenge for Occupy Oakland.”

Nearly all the windows of the U.S. Bank branch on Northeast 63rd Street were shattered or punctured just before 3 a.m. Saturday, as was the screen of the ATM there. The vandal or vandals did not enter the bank.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers raided the Occupy Oakland encampment with tear gas and bean bag projectiles on Oct. 25, arresting more than 80 people.

Detectives are asking any witnesses to come forward.