Seattle police release images of bank bomb suspect
Friday, January 6, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police have released surveillance photos of a person they say may have left the firebomb found under an ATM inside a foyer at a Chase bank branch.
Police are calling the case an attempted arson. The images of a person police are calling a suspect were captured at 3:16 a.m. Friday. Sgt. Sean Whitcomb says the person was carrying a black satchel and wearing a blue hooded jacket, gray hooded sweatshirt, baseball cap, black mask covering the face below the eyes, blue jeans, dark shoes and black gloves.
The firebomb never ignited. It was discovered shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday by a couple at the cash machine. Ericson Gonzales and his wife noticed it and he flagged down an officer. Gonzales says the device had two clear bottles, a lighter in the middle and was wrapped in tape and wires.
Police say the device was in an area accessible only by customers with an ATM card.