An angry mob helped police in Haiti arrest at least 17 men on Thursday suspected of being part of a “commando” responsible for killing President Jovenel Moïse the day before, later surrounding the police station and demanding to burn the suspects alive.
Authorities announced late Thursday that they believed the full squad of assassins responsible for Moïse’s killing consisted of 26 Colombian nationals and two Haitian-Americans. Four of them died in a police shootout early Thursday and another three joined them later on. Authorities are believed to have another 17 suspects in custody.
Colombian officials confirmed those arrested were both citizens of the country and that some had experience in the Colombian military. Bogotá has agreed to cooperate with Haitian police to find those suspected of plotting, not just executing, the assassination, whom police believe remain at large.
Videos from Petionville, the Port-au-Prince suburb where police found what