Man Shot During Protest Of Milo Yiannopoulos At University Of Washington, Suspect In Custody (Pics + Videos)
On Friday night, a man was shot at the University of Washington during protests against Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was speaking at the school. The 32-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot in the abdomen.
“A man was taken to hospital with a potentially life-threatening wound to the abdomen,” Yiannopoulos said on Facebook. “We don’t know any more at this time. My prayers are with the victim, whoever he is.”
Later on Friday, a person of interest in the shooting turned himself in to University of Washington police. He is now being questioned about the incident.
Yiannopoulos, who was invited to speak by the University of Washington College Republicans, did finally have his event on campus.
The protests were said to be mostly peaceful, but there were several instances of violence.
The Seattle Police Department seized wooden dowels, homemade shields, flares, and hammers from rioters near the event.
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole said there were no arrests during the protests.
Leading to the event, there was a banner hung that said “Stab Milo.”
This comes a week after Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at an event at the University of California, but protesters were able to cancel the event.