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.
One in custody after wanted felony suspect fled from police near Broadway and Madison. Suspect arrested near I-5/James. Officer-involved collision during the incident, but no significant injuries reported at this time. Some road closures on I-5. More info as it becomes available.— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) July 2, 2020
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