According to breaking new reports, 69-year-old Willem Van Spronsen was shot and killed over the weekend as he attempted to attack an ICE detention facility with a rifle and firebombs.
The incident occurred in Washington state, with friends of Van Spronsen stating that he was a member of the far-left group Antifa, and had penned goodbye letters as well as what is described as a “manifesto” before launching his attack.
Conservative pundits have speculated that anti-ICE rhetoric coming from prominent Democrat politicians such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others, may have inspired the fatal assault.
From Summit News:
The armed man who was killed after trying to firebomb an ICE facility in Washington state wrote an Antifa manifesto explaining his motives.
Willem Van Spronsen, who was carrying a rifle, was shot dead after he threw Molotov cocktails at the building and nearby cars on Saturday morning.
“He was throwing these items at the building in an effort to set it on fire. It didn’t work, it’s a concrete building,”said Officer Loretta Cool with the Tacoma Police Department.
According to his friend Deb Bartley, Van Spronsen was a member of Antifa and his attack on the facility was intended to provoke a fatal conflict.
The Seattle Times reports that Van Spronsen also wrote a “manifesto” which Bartley refused to discuss but said would be confiscated by authorities.
Rercords show that Van Spronsen was previously arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Unbelievably, some left-wing activists blamed ICE for the deadly confrontation despite the fact that it was initiated by Van Spronsen.
“We were really saddened that somebody died,” said activist Maru Mora Villalpando with La Resistencia. “I think what is clear is that somebody died right outside the detention center. The detention center is a dangerous place.”
Meanwhile, others are asking if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s incendiary rhetoric about “concentration camps” radicalized Van Spronsen.