A few more details have emerged from the situation mentioned in my previous post. The as-yet unnamed gentleman with the gun appears to have been quite correct in his assessment of his assailant as dangerous and unbalanced. Seems that's also the assessment
of the Washington State Department of Corrections and Seattle Mental Health. The guy was officially a Dangerous Mentally Ill Offender. How judgemental. After all, he only went to jail because he assaulted his own mother and then set the daycare center she ran on fire. That had seven kids in it at the time. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but good golly magolly do you need a bleeping crystal ball to tell you the guy was going to hurt someone eventually
And according to the article, there are 69 other dangerous lunatics like him still out there in King County alone. That we know of. How reassuring.