APD unit burned during ICE protest
AUSTIN, Texas —
One person was arrested after causing an Austin Police vehicle to catch fire during ICE protests early Sunday morning at North Lamar Blvd & Rundberg Lane.
According to officials, around 3 a.m. the suspect threw a lit firework into an unoccupied APD unit, causing it to catch fire.
The suspect then entered another vehicle and left the scene. Officers followed and attempted a traffic stop.
The subject left the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers caught and arrested him.
The Austin Fire Department are investigating the arson and are likely to charge the suspect. Police are charging the suspect with evading arrest.
Protests have continued at this intersection for several days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement because making arrests in the area.