Northeast Wisconsin man guilty of throwing gas-filled bottles at Seattle police
7:23 PM, Feb 22, 2018
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he threw gasoline-filled beer bottles at Seattle police during a May Day demonstration in 2016.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle says 33-year-old Wil Casey Floyd, of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, entered the plea Thursday to unlawful possession of a destructive device. He admitted he threw five unlit bottles at police as he participated in a so-called "black bloc" of protesters.
One officer suffered leg burns after a flash-bang grenade ignited gasoline from a bottle that shattered at his feet.