Multiple shots were fired Wednesday night at patrol cars and police stations in three Washington state cities. When the gunfire stopped, a police officer had been injured and a person was in custody, authorities said.
A Marysville police officer was injured and taken to a hospital for treatment, Snohomish County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said, adding it wasn’t immediately clear whether the injury was due to bullets or flying debris. His condition was not available.
Ireton said one man was taken into custody late Wednesday night. He, too, was injured and taken to a hospital. She did not identify him and didn’t know whether he had been shot.
The three cities are in Snohomish County, which is just north of Seattle.
Officers had been looking for a white pickup truck with a brown bed.
Mackenzie Harris, 17, of Marysville, told KOMO-TV that she was outside with a friend when she saw officers pull over a pickup truck. The truck driver then pulled out a gun and started shooting.
“We heard gunshots, so we ran inside,” she said. “While we were running up to my room, we heard, like, two dozen more shots being fired. We walked back down stairs and heard cops screaming and a bunch of yelling.”