Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of three Palestinian Arab students in Vermont on Saturday.

Jason Eaton, 48, was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after he was identified as a suspect in the shooting of Hisham Awartani, Tahseen Ali Ahmad and Kinnan Abdalhamid.

CNN reports that the three were wearing keffiyehs and speaking Arabic at the time of the attack. All three attend American educational institutions, and were on their way to a family dinner together.

Local police have begun investigating the incident as a potential hate crime. Police Chief Jon Murad has stated that Federal authorities and prosecutors have been alerted to the case and are prepared to enter the investigation if a hate crime is proven.... Read More: Arutz-7