Seattle police arrest 3 in May Day protests
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seatte police now say they've arrested at least three people in connection with violent May Day protests that saw store fronts and automobiles smashed with bats and sticks.
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn earlier made an emergency declaration allowing police to confiscate any items that could be used as weapons. Officers reported the latest arrest near Pike Place Market. No further details were released. Earlier police said a 23-year-old man was arrested for vandalism and a 19-year-old man with a knife was arrested after hundreds of people marched through downtown.
Police also reported recovering homemade incendiary devices made out of toilet paper rolls and fruit juice boxes, and the large crowd disrupted traffic and Metro and school bus service through downtown, with delays of up to 90 minutes reported.