Seattle police release photos of May Day riot suspects

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by LINDA BYRON / KING 5 News and KING 5 News Staff

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Posted on May 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM

Updated Thursday, May 16 at 5:40 PM

Seattle police are asking for the public's help in identifying eight suspects wanted for assault, property damage or rioting during this year's May Day protests.

On Thursday, police released new video and several photos of the eight people suspected of committing various crimes on the Seattle Police Department website.

PHOTOS: Police release photos of suspects in May Day riots

This is the first batch of photos and videos the police department plans to release as they pursue rioters who escaped arrest on May 1st.

The footage shows one suspect in a pink bandana hurling a brick through a store window, then calmly walking away as other protesters block the streets.

Police are also trying to identify a rioter who was trying to detain someone on the ground. Another video appears to be security video from inside a store where a suspect smashed a window with a skateboard.

Seventeen people were arrested on May Day and eight police officers were injured, but police say many people who committed crimes got away.

For the most part, May Day was a peaceful event, but things got ugly as the sun went down and a group of people, some of them suspected anarchists, marched from Capitol Hill to downtown, blocking streets, throwing pipes and bricks at buildings and bottles and rocks at police.



Anyone who recognizes any of the suspects is asked to contact the May Day 2013 Investigative Team at MayDay2013@Seattle.gov or call (206) 233-2666.

More to follow.

 

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