Man pleads guilty to making a dozen Molotov cocktails for plot to burn down Seattle police union building. He faces 10 years in prison.


A man pled guilty to making a dozen Molotov cocktails in relation to a plot to burn down a police union building in Seattle in 2020.

U. S. Attorney Nick Brown in the western district of Washington said in a statement Thursday that 34-year-old Justin Christopher Moore had pled guilty to unlawful possession of a destructive device.

Moore admitted in the plea agreement that he had made the incendiary devices as a part of a protest against police on Labor Day in 2020.

22 protesters were arrested after police said they were throwing explosives and rocks at police, and also spraying police with bear spray.

Police moved the protesters away from the building in downtown Seattle after they smelled gasoline and "grew concerned about the intentions of protestors." The Molotov cocktails were found in a parking lot next to the union building.

The Seattle Police Department posted a photograph of the devices they seized at the time.... (Read more)

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