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Margaret Aislinn Channon, a 25 year old woman from Tacoma, was arrested at her home on Thursday for allegedly setting fire to five police vehicles.
Channon will appear in federal court on Friday.
“This defendant was captured by multiple cameras using an accelerant, lit like a blowtorch, to start fires in five vehicles — putting the public at risk and creating the very real possibility of a structure fire amidst the throng of people protesting downtown. I commend the painstaking work of law enforcement using a variety of images to identify the defendant and locate her so she can be held accountable.”
– U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran
The Seattle Police Department, FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms all reviewed footage of the incident and used identifying marks such as tattoos and her clothing to identify her.
“The number one mission of the FBI is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States. The First Amendment guarantees Americans the right to express their opinions and peacefully protest. What it does not provide is the right to invoke violence under the guise of free speech. In cooperation with our partners, we will work tirelessly to identify, investigate, and prevent individuals who are inciting violence, and coordinate with the United States Attorney’s Office to address any federal violations.”
– FBI Special Agent in Charge Raymond Duda of the Seattle Field Office
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