Police identify, arrest woman for hitting patrol car with baseball bat during riot in Seattle

Police identify, arrest woman for hitting patrol car with baseball bat during riot in Seattle
A patrol car on fire during a riot in Downtown Seattle on May 30, 2020.

SEATTLE — A 22-year-old woman was arrested Friday for hitting a patrol car with a baseball bat during a riot on May 30 in Downtown Seattle.

Officers with the Seattle Police Department said the woman repeatedly hit the patrol car after it was set on fire near 5th Avenue and Pine Street.

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Detectives said they were able to identify the woman as the suspect and found her in the lower Queen Anne neighborhood on Friday.

The woman was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of malicious mischief.

The FBI and Seattle police are still asking for the public’s help to find suspects wanted for looting and vandalism during recent riots.

Detectives are asking for photos and video evidence of anyone who started fires, damaged businesses, or hurt people during recent protests over the death of George Floyd.

Anyone with information, videos or photo evidence is asked to contact Seattle police or submit information to the FBI online.

You can also call the FBI at 1-800-225-5324 to report tips.

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