Bail Set At $2M For Armed Man Arrested In Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge set bail at $2 million Friday for a Las Vegas man arrested near the University of Washington in a truck that authorities say contained multiple weapons, maps to three Seattle campuses and a recording in which he said he planned to do something in the West to support protesters demanding reform in Brazil.
King County Judge Arthur R. Chapman said he set such a high bail for Justin Jasper because he considered the 22-year-old a flight risk and a threat to the community.
Montana authorities said Jasper stole a pickup truck and guns from a truck driver in Butte, Mont., who had let Jasper stay at his home.
At the bail hearing in Seattle, a prosecutor said authorities found six firebombs in the vehicle, a bolt-action rifle, a double-barrel shotgun, a machete and several knives.
They also found a podcast recording appearing to have Jasper expressing support for protesters in Brazil.