An Illegal Immigrant And Man On A Terror Watch List Were Arrested After A Barricade Incident In North Carolina

After a barricade shooting incident in North Carolina, an illegal immigrant was taken to jail. It was reported that the immigrant had been staying in the area for six months and was on a terrorism watch list.

An Illegal Immigrant And Man On A Terror Watch List Were Arrested After A Barricade Incident In North Carolina

Eritrea is a small country on the northeast African coast, and 32-year-old Awet Hagos is a citizen of that nation, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

According to immigration officials, Hagos lived in Haiti for six months before breaking into the US illegally. He has since moved to North Carolina.

Authorities allegedly discovered that Hagos was on the terrorist watch list after screening his fingerprints.

Hagos was initially brought to the attention of the Gates County Sheriff’s Office, according to the agency, after a barricade situation occurred at a Quick Stop petrol station.

Deputies were called to reports of a shooting on Monday, March 11, at around 6:40 p.m., according to the police.

Hagos became “extremely combative” and tried to take a deputy’s handgun away from them despite attempts by local police and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol to take him into custody.

Wagos reportedly ran into his house following the confrontation, where he led authorities on a four-hour standoff.

After being securely apprehended, Hagos was accused of three charges of assaulting a public official, three counts of resisting an officer, and one count of possessing a concealed weapon.

Hagos was brought to Albemarle District Jail and given a $100,000 secured bond.

Three Republicans, Senate leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, and candidate for governor Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, signed a letter to President Joe Biden after learning that Hagos was an illegal immigrant and on the terrorism blacklist.

The leaders insisted that Biden give further facts regarding Hagos and his purported terrorist activities.

“Our understanding is that this violent individual is originally from an area near Yemen, a known hotbed of anti-American terrorist activity,” the letter said.

“Clearly, this is a grave concern, not only for the people of North Carolina but for our entire nation,” the letter said.

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