11/05/2009

Note threatening Seattle officers' lives left at scene of patrol car arson

Seattle Times

SEATTLE — A note threatening the lives of police officers was left Oct. 22 at the site where four Seattle police vehicles were set afire — nine days before Saturday night’s fatal shooting of veteran Officer Timothy Brenton, according to sources familiar with both cases.

The arson at a city maintenance yard also involved the use of pipe bombs, in what was a far more sophisticated attack than disclosed previously, the sources said.

Police also are looking for a car, captured on a patrol car’s video camera, that might be linked to the apparently random shooting of Brenton and his partner, who suffered minor injuries.

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