Excited Delirium Possible Cause for Vehicle Fire and Assault on Deputies

A male suffering from possible excited delirium sets his truck on fire and fights with deputies in bar parking lot.

SeaTac, WA: Just before 1a.m., Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the south 19800 block of Pacific Highway in SeaTac. Upon arrival, they found a Toyota Pickup with the rear of the vehicle fully involved in flames.

After extinguishing the fire, witnesses state that the male driver took off towards a bar just next store and was being restrained by their security staff. Firefighters called for assistance from the King County Sheriff's Office.

Once Deputies arrived, the subject continued to fight with them, even spitting on one Deputy.

Witnesses tell us off camera they witnessed the male driver sitting in the parking lot just spinning his tires just prior to the fire.

Male driver was evaluated by King County Medics and transported to jail.