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Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of three young men of Palestinian descent who were attending a Thanksgiving holiday gathering near the University of Vermont campus Saturday evening. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Jason J. Eaton, 48, while conducting a search of the shooting area in Burlington on Sunday, the Burlington Police Department said in a statement. Authorities collected evidence during a search of Eaton's apartment in a building in front of the shooting location. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, police said.

The attack that injured the three men, all age 20, Saturday may have been a hate crime, authorities previously said. Two of the men were in stable condition and the other suffered “much more serious injuries,” Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad said in a statement Sunday. The three were confronted by a white man with a handgun, police said. “Without speaking, he discharged at least four rounds from the pistol and is believed to have fled,” Murad said.





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