SPD arrests prominent CHOP leader

SEATTLE — Seattle police on Thursday arrested a prominent leader of CHOP, the protest zone they cleared Wednesday.

Multiple sources identified the man arrested after a brief chase from Capitol Hill to I-5 as a protest leader known as River.

He was among the CHOP leaders who met with Mayor Jenny Durkan last week.

Late Thursday, a Seattle Police Department spokesperson wrote to KIRO 7 that officers arrested a 21-year-old man for possession of stolen property and eluding and booked him into the King County Jail.

The spokesperson wrote that he believed the property in question was a stolen vehicle.

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