A man holding a rifle at a protest in Seattle had a rifle taken away by another person who appeared to be an undercover police officer.
Live video during a Saturday news report on KOMO-TV, an ABC-affiliate, showed a man wearing a hoodie with the hood up and a bandanna over his face while holding what appeared to be an AR15 next to a vehicle with broken windows.
Within moments the undercover officer, wearing a hoodie and a backpack, ran up pointing a handgun at the individual and grabbed the rifle with his other hand. The man with his hood up had his hands up when he was dragged away by another person as the officer proceeded to unload the rifle.
KOMO quickly pulled away from the scene, with one anchor saying, "We're going to break away from that shot there. Not sure who that person is, but obviously a very scary and fluid situation."
Naveed Jamali, a Newsweek editor at large and former FBI double agent, tweeted about the incident.
in #seattle protest open carrying, what appears to be an AR15, has his weapon taken away by an undercover police officer at gun point," he said.
"From a police source 'yes they busted the window of a police car and took the rifle.' Amazed he wasn’t shot," he added.
Seattle issued an alert asking all residents to disperse as the protests downtown got violent, saying a 5 p.m. curfew had been instituted.
Gov. Jay Inslee also activated the National Guard at the request of the city of Seattle