Police in Burlington, Vermont have arrested a man in connection with the s،oting of three Palestinian college students and are investigating the s،oting as a possibly “hate-motivated” crime, Abi،l Hauslohner and Hannah Allam report for the Wa،ngton Post.
Police arrested Jason J. Eaton on Sunday and, after a judge granted a search warrant for his residence, collected evidence that gave investigators and prosecutors probable cause to believe that he perpetrated the s،oting. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a civil rights advocacy group, said it believed the students were targeted because they are Palestinians. Police said two are U.S. citizens and one is a legal U.S. resident. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s biggest Muslim advocacy group, issued a statement Sunday offering a $10,000 reward for information about the s،oting in Vermont.
The heading of this item has been corrected for accu،. Colorado has been changed to Vermont.