SEATTLE — Federal authorities have charged another person with setting police vehicles on fire during protests in Seattle.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 20-year-old Kelly Thomas Jackson, of Edmonds, was arrested Wednesday morning.
Investigators said video recordings showed him wearing a distinctive sweatshirt and gas mask as he threw Molotov cocktails in or at two police vehicles on May 30. No attorney had appeared in court on Jackson's behalf.
Eight people now face federal charges related to the protests in Seattle, including Margaret Aislinn Channon, who has pleaded not guilty to allegations she torched five police cars including one of the same cars Jackson is also accused of burning.