A Nevada man was arrested Wednesday near the University of Washington in Seattle for driving a stolen pickup truck that had a dangerous array of weapons onboard. The weapons included a shotgun, scoped rifle, explosives, and body armor—all stolen.
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The University of Washington’s Deputy Police Chief Randy West said that the suspect was “in custody” and that “An investigation is underway.” His name and motives weren’t revealed; just that the man was that he was from Nevada and is aged 21 years old. Chief John Vinson of the University of Washington said, “We have no idea what his intentions are. This is a very active investigation. We’re trying to rule out everything at this point.” Currently the University of Washington police force is working with both the FBI and Seattle Police Department to get answers.
The man was first sighted by campus police as he was sleeping in the pickup Tuesday. At the time the truck was in close proximity of the University. Just to ere on the safe side, a license plate check was performed, but there didn’t seem anything suspicious about the suspect at the time. The following day, it was revealed that the truck was stolen from Montana and the police were told to be on the lookout for it should it be near the University.
The Seattle Police Department commented that the suspect was booked into King County Jail. Deputy Police Chief West reported that he hasn’t been charged with an actual crime yet. Chief Vinson said that suspect wasn’t cooperative at the moment, but there was no threat to the security of the University.