Armed Antifa man dies in Washington State after threatening police at illegal alien detention center

Antifa terrorist Van Spronsen taken out by law enforcement

Funny, on Sunday afternoon I searched for the perp’s name on CNN, MSNBC, HuffPo, CBS News, Slate, and Vox News and found ZERO stories related to this dead Antifa goon. Imagine my surprise…

From BBC: An armed man who attacked an immigration detention centre in the US city of Tacoma died after police officers opened fire, authorities say.

Police said they received reports that a man, armed with a rifle, was throwing “incendiary devices” at the Northwest Detention Center early on Saturday.

He was later identified as Willem Van Spronsen, who was reportedly involved in an earlier protest at the centre.

The shooting came a day before a major deportation operation was due to begin. The raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials will target hundreds of immigrant families across 10 cities who have recently been ordered deported but have not yet left the country. It marks the latest move in US President Donald Trump’s crackdown on migration.

Sunday’s raids are not expected to affect Tacoma.

A police spokesperson told Reuters the incident on Saturday took place several hours after a peaceful rally outside the Washington state facility protesting against immigrant detentions.

In a statement, the Tacoma Police Department said the four police officers involved in the shooting had been placed on administrative leave, as is standard procedure in such cases, and an investigation into the incident was underway.

Police arrived at the privately run Northwest Detention Center at about 04:00 local time (11:00 GMT) after receiving reports that a man was throwing “incendiary devices” at the facility and at vehicles in the car park, the statement said. The man allegedly set a vehicle on fire and attempted to ignite a propane tank and set buildings on fire.

Officers said he was wearing a satchel and carrying flares.

Tacoma Police Department confirmed that all four officers opened fire on the suspect, while it remains unclear if he fired at the officers. He was found shot dead at the scene. A police official said it could not yet be confirmed who was responsible for his death.

Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Van Spronsen, a man in his late 60s, on Saturday night, according to local media reports.

He was reportedly accused of assaulting a police officer during a protest at the same centre last year.

Court documents cited by local media outlets said he wrapped his arms around the officer’s neck and shoulders, as the officer was trying to detain another protester. After handcuffing him, police found that he had a collapsible baton and folding knife in his pocket.

A friend of Van Spronsen described him to the Seattle Times newspaper as an anarchist and anti-fascist. She said she believes he planned to provoke a fatal conflict with his actions on Saturday. “I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs,” she said.

Northwest Detention Centre holds migrants pending deportation proceedings and has also held immigration-seeking parents separated from their children, the Associated Press reports.

GEO Group, which runs the facility, told the Associated Press that “baseless accusations” about how detainees are treated there “have led to misplaced aggression and a dangerous environment for our employees, whose safety is our top priority”.

Read the whole story here.

See also:

After Portland mayhem, Antifa domestic terrorists plan to disrupt July 6 D.C. Free Speech Rally
Obama administration’s DHS/FBI identified Antifa as domestic terrorists in April 2016
Antifa terrorists at Portland rally assault, spit, and expose butt
Liberal utopia of Portland, Oregon: Antifa thugs block traffic, hurl racial slurs & threaten violence at motorists


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Dr. Eowyn
1 year ago

Excellent news! 😀

Isn’t it high time for the Trump admin. to designate Antifa as domestic terrorists?

1 year ago

Oh well, no great loss. He will not ever attack the police and interfere with the authorities doing their job, and we won’t have to pay for his stay in jail. Over and done! Yay, rest his soul. Praise The police they always answer the call of duty.

1 year ago

“I think this was a suicide. But then he was able to kind of do it in a way that spoke to his political beliefs,” And what were those political beliefs? Ramp up the chaos, that’s it. A tool of the Odor but too stupid to know it. He was in his 60’s, he should have known better. Evidently he didn’t. Oh well

1 year ago

I don’t know how many times, and in how many ways I’ve said that groups like these are violent terrorist organizations. Has everyone forgotten about the attack on the ball field in D.C.? This clown was arrested recently for attacking a police officer and interfering with an arrest. They let him go. Still, everyone says; “do you think there’ll be a civil war?”. This jerk got the proper response…….finally. We see the commies in Congress fanning the flames to “man the barricades”. They just passed a bill to prevent Trump from sending troops to the border. How can they do… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Lophatt

If there is a consistent measured response it might blow over. Antifa needs to be officially designated a terrorist organization and the next time they announce one of their “demonstrations” (mobs/riots) disperse it with fire hoses, tear gas, German Shepherds. And rubber bullets. If they up the ante use real ammo. Many of them are Soros rent-a-mobs anyway, their heart isn’t in it. There can’t be that many of them and they are faggots, real tough when it comes to beating up old people. This guy was different, a hardcore nutjob, probably programmed. What sixty-something man would be willing to… Read more »

1 year ago

I’m sure Obongo already did that. I don’t think anybody “repealed” it. They just need to cite it and act accordingly.

Many of these towns where they show up have laws on the books against wearing masks to demonstrations. They don’t enforce them on Antifa. There is a HUGE psychological advantage to having one’s face covered.

I don’t think that any of us here doubt for a moment that this provocation is anything but planned. Daily they are driving a wedge, ever deeper. As it is the factions cannot coexist.

1 year ago

It’s about time! We need to see more of this; we need to send more of Satan’s Angels where they belong…