Tuesday 19 March 2024

African Illegal Alien On Terror Watchlist Arrested After Allegedly Opening Fire At Business

 An illegal alien from near the Middle East was arrested last week in North Carolina after opening fire at a business and subsequently attacking law enforcement officers.

Awet Hagos, 32, was charged in Gates County with three counts of assault on a government official, three counts of resisting a public officer, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon with more potential charges forthcoming.

Police were called to a Quick Stop convenience store where they discovered Hagos discharging a firearm, according to The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald. The suspect allegedly attacked law enforcement and managed to fight off tasers that that sheriff’s deputies used on him

As he fled to his residence — where he remained barricaded for hours — he allegedly tried to take a sheriff’s deputy’s rifle.

“Upon arrival, the deputies and a Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol attempted to take the suspect into to custody,” said Gates County Sheriff Ray Campbell. “However, the suspect became extremely combative and at one point attempted to disarm a deputy of their firearm. The suspect then fled into a small camper located adjacent to the business.”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reached out to the Gates County Sheriff’s Office and informed them that Hagos is in the the Terrorist Screening Dataset (TSDS) – also known as the terrorist “watchlist”.

WAVY TV 10 reported that Hagos is from “an area of Africa near the Yemen border” and had previously lived in Haiti. Prior to coming to North Carolina, he lived in the sanctuary state of California.

He is being held on $100,000 bond in the Albemarle District Jail and ICE officials have lodged a detainer request against him, indicating that the suspect is in the U.S. illegally and ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) are waiting to deport him.

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