Man arrested for beating child with hammer and possession of homemade incendiary bombs

Credit: Spokane County Sheriff’s Office

SPOKANE, Washington – Officers arrested a man for throwing a hammer at a passing car, hitting a child and possessing homemade incendiary bombs.

Deputies from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspected intoxicated man blocking traffic in the South Cree Drive and East Apache Pass Road area of ​​South Spokane. The report also said he swung around a hammer while trying to set his car on fire.

The SCSO also said the suspect was carrying homemade “Molotov cocktails” and threatening to throw them at cars/people.

A deputy came to the scene and saw a man with a red jerry can sitting on the floor next to his car. The SCSO says he was also holding what looked like an oil bottle with a blue paper fuse sticking out. The suspect was later identified as 39-year-old Cole L. Healy.

Healy put the bottle on the floor, lay down, put his hands behind his back and crossed his feet without being asked.

Healy was held safely and additional officers and deputies arrived to assist. A witness reported seeing Healy turning into passing cars, but when the witness stopped, he said Healy was immediately confrontational.

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