Seattle demonstrator charged for squirt gun



SEATTLE (AP) — An Occupy Seattle demonstrator accused of squirting a water pistol at a police officer has been charged with misdemeanor assault, reckless endangerment and obstructing an officer.

The city attorney’s office said Wednesday it charged Juston D. Thompson of Seattle with offenses that could land him in jail for a year, if convicted. He was arrested Saturday and released on $1,400 bail. He’s due in Seattle Municipal Court Nov. 14.

Occupy Seattle demonstrators have been occupying Westlake Park for nearly two weeks in support of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration in New York against corporate power.