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Shooting suspect linked to bombs

November 08, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Seattle police said they believed a man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer on Halloween night also firebombed police cruisers and other property nine days earlier.

Seattle Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel identified Christopher Monfort, 41, as the man shot by police on Friday; Monfort was sought in connection with the killing of Officer Timothy Brenton. Pugel also said investigators found improvised explosive devices at the suspect's apartment.

"This man, from everything we can tell, is a lone domestic terrorist," Pugel said. "At this moment we cannot find any ties to anyone else."

Brenton was sitting in a car Oct. 31 with rookie Officer Britt Sweeney after a traffic stop when shots were fired. Sweeney was grazed in the neck and remained hospitalized in serious condition.

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