VIDEO: Suspects in the assassination of the Haitian president get marched to jail

  • In Haiti, officers paraded a group of handcuffed men in front of the media on Thursday.
  • Police said they are suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse.
  • There was preliminary evidence that the 28 suspects were retired military members.
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Police in Haiti arrested a group of suspects in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse and paraded them in front of the media on Thursday.

The men were heavily armed and are trained fighters, police said. Twenty-six of them are Colombian, and two are Haitian Americans.

Moïse was fatally shot at his home on Wednesday. Police said three suspects have been killed, and eight are still on the run. There was preliminary evidence, according to Colombia’s defense minister, that the suspects were retired military members.

Police said local community members helped track down the suspected killers. After the assassination, authorities declared a state of emergency. But on Thursday, Interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph said it was time to reopen the economy, calling for the airport to resume operations.