He had attacked Palestinian students… He was captured

He had attacked Palestinian students… He was captured

Police in Burlington, where the attack took place, announced that the suspect, Jason J. Eaton, 48, was arrested after investigation.

It was claimed evidence was collected by searching Eaton’s flat opposite the scene of the attack and he is expected to appear in court today.

In his written statement, Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad stated that three people of Palestinian origin, each in their 20s, were walking down the street wearing Palestinian keffiyehs after returning from a visit to a relative, and were They encountered an armed white man around 6:30 p.m. local time.


Murad stated that the suspect is believed to have escaped by firing his gun and firing at least 4 shots without any conversation between the parties, and that two of the three victims were hospitalized in stable condition, while the other suffered “much more serious injuries.” “


Sharing the information that two of the young men are American citizens and the other is legally in the country, Murad stated that the attack could have been committed as a “hate crime,” but invited the public to refrain from removing definitive conclusions. conclusions at this stage.

Murad stated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and local police continue their investigations.


The White House statement states that President Joe Biden was informed about the attack on 3 Palestinian students and that he was following the progress of the investigation.

Independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont also condemned the attack, saying: “The shooting of three young Palestinians in Burlington is shocking and deeply saddening. Hate has no place here or anywhere. “I look forward to a full investigation,” he said.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott also called the attack a tragedy and called on the state’s residents to unite and “not allow the attack to incite more hatred or division.”

In response to the attack, the minority leader of the US House of Representatives, New York Democratic Representative Hakeem Jeffries, shared on his X account: “No one in our country should be a target because of their ethnicity or affiliation religious. “We will not let hate win.” he said.

The American Arab Committee Against Discrimination also stated in their statement that they believed the attack took place because the victims were Arabs, while the Vermont Office of the Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) announced that they were horrified by the attack.

JVP’s statement read: “We stand with the students, their families, and everyone else affected by this blatant act of hate. “We stand in solidarity with all Palestinian people in occupied Palestine, around the world and here in Vermont.” It was said. (AA)

Source: Sozcu


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