Teenager arrested during Capitol Hill riots suspected in arson attack on East Precinct

  • Source: KOMO-TV ABC 4 and Radio 1000
  • Published: 09/29/2020 03:01 AM

KOMO News has learned a teenager arrested for one of the fires set during recent riots on Capitol Hill is suspected of additional serious crimes. This comes amid growing concern and frustration that people accused of serious crimes during protests aren't being held accountable. 19-year-old Jacob Greenburg faced a judge Monday after Seattle Police said he lit dumpsters on fire during the ‘Every Night Direct Demonstration’ last weekend. Now, according to court documents, Greenburg is a, “strong suspect for another arson attack on the East Precinct,” where several people threw Molotov cocktails Sept. 1 at the precinct while officers were inside. Court records said Greenburg is, “also a strong suspect in recent felony assault which is currently under investigation.” Two independent KOMO sources said he is the suspect who last week allegedly whacked an officer in the head with a metal baseball bat during a protest—cracking the officer’s helmet.


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