Seattle Fire employee arrested after Councilmember threats

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle police on Friday arrested a city fire department employee in connection with threats made to a city councilmember. In a statement authorities say the 42-year-old man, who was not identified, was booked for cyberstalking, computer trespass and identity theft as part of an ongoing probe. The statement did not identify the city councilmember, but in January Councilmember Kshama Sawant said she had received threats from an email address that appeared to belong to Seattle Fire Department employee. Police said there was an initial investigation into a fire department employee, which led them to a second employee of the organization. Authorities say the first employee was eliminated as a suspect, but the second employee now faces charges.