Police kill man allegedly attacking immigration prison

A sign opposing the Geo Group the private contractor that operates the Northwest Detention Center hangs on a fence outside the facility in Tacoma Wash. Tuesday

A sign opposing the Geo Group the private contractor that operates the Northwest Detention Center hangs on a fence outside the facility in Tacoma Wash. Tuesday

A man armed with a rifle attacked an immigration detention facility in Washington state early on Saturday, throwing incendiary devices at the building and cars in the parking lot before dying after police opened fire, authorities said.

The Tacoma Police Department in a news release says officers responded at about 4 a.m. Saturday to the privately run Tacoma Northwest Detention Center, which is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security detention facility that holds migrants.

Officers reported "shots fired", police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said, at which point the officers had fired; she did not know whether the man also fired.

Officers then located the man and determined he had been shot and was dead at the scene.

Detectives and forensics were processing the scene Saturday morning; the man's name has not been released. No officers were injured.

The four male officers involved - ⁠ whose tenure with Tacoma police ranged from 20 years to 9 months - were placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

An ICE spokesperson confirmed that no employees were hurt at the shooting, according to The Daily Beast.

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Cool said the incident took place several hours after a peaceful rally protesting immigrant detentions outside the facility.

The shooting comes just one day before ICE is expected to begin deporting thousands of illegal aliens with final order of removal.

The Daily Beast claimed that the protests against the ICE Northwest Detention Center would be hosted in a different location, but as of now, it appears that protests are occurring outside of police blockades near the detention center.

'They were not told that visits would not happen, were not told that the accident happened in the early morning. "People in detention always are the last ones to know what's happening outside", Mora-Villalpando said.

"Violence of any kind against our employees and property will not be tolerated", the statement continued. We are thankful for the quick and fearless action by the Tacoma Police Department, which prevented innocent lives from being endangered'.

"Our facilities have never been overcrowded, nor have they ever housed unaccompanied minors", the statement said, adding that the company's facilities "offer modern amenities" such as air conditioning, recreational activities, medical care and legal services.

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