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Man arrested in Seattle after threatening to kill journalist Jonathan Choe with baseball bat

The suspect's public defender claimed Choe was a “right-wing agitator like the folks over at Project Veritas” and that he "provoked a response and got a response."Published at The Post Millennial

By Ari Hoffman at The Post Millennial

A man was arrested on Wednesday after threatening to kill a local journalist with a baseball bat.

According to the Seattle Police Department, at approximately 11:40 am Seattle Police officers were flagged down near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and James Street by Jonathan Choe, 44, Senior Fellow and journalist for the Discovery Institute who stated a man threatened to kill him with a baseball bat.

Choe posted his video of the incident to Twitter and stated that he was “following up on the progress being made to keep tents off the streets.”

“Then I noticed a guy with a mini torch set up trying to light his meth pipe. I go over to interview him. As I am recording, this maniac wielding a baseball bat comes charging at me from across the street saying he wanted to kill me. You can hear the fellas warning me to get out of the area. I have never seen this dude in my life.”

“I immediately take off running and flag down police. As officers looked into his background, they discovered he was wanted on a warrant and arrested him on the spot.”

Responding officers reviewed the video footage of the incident and developed probable cause to arrest the for harassment.

Read the full article at The Post Millennial