Flaming Gas Can Thrown at Officer During Traffic Stop in Spokane

A man was arrested on July 6 after a flaming gas can was thrown at a police officer during a traffic stop in Spokane, Washington, police said.

Police said they received a call from security at Spokane Community College about a vehicle that had been reported stolen. The vehicle was discovered in a parking lot at the college campus.

After a suspect returned to the vehicle and drove away, police followed and pulled the vehicle over.

Video shows the suspect failing to comply with the officer. Police said the suspect then “stuck a gas can out the window and ignited it just prior to throwing it at the officer.”

The officer then pursued the suspect on foot. Police named the man arrested as Saul Durkee, 30. He was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, first degree assault and first degree arson, they said. Credit: City of Spokane Police Department via Storyful

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