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Two U.S. citizens among suspects arrested in assassination of Haitian president, senior official says

Haitian authorities on Thursday escalated their hunt for what one official called the “intellectual authors” behind the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, saying they had detained several suspects — including two U.S. citizens — as they tried to keep the capital from descending into vigilante justice.

Firefights between alleged suspects and police continued Thursday not far from the Pelerin 5 neighborhood in the hills above Port-au-Prince where Moïse was killed and his wife, Martine, was seriously wounded early Wednesday. The assassination of the 53-year-old president has deepened the spiraling political crisis in this impoverished Caribbean nation.

Two U.S. citizens of Haitian descent, identified as James Solages, 35, and Joseph Vincent, 55, are among those arrested, according to Mathias Pierre, Haiti’s minister of elections and interparty relations. At least three suspects had been killed, authorities said, while 17 had been detained and eight others remained on the run. Officials had earlier said that four of the suspects had been killed. Other than the Haitian Americans, officials said all other suspects were believed to be Colombian nationals.

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