September 2016 – WASHINGTON – The man suspected of killing five people in a deadly shooting rampage at a mall in Burlington, Wash., was busted after an intense 24-hour manhunt that garnered a flurry of tips, according to state police. Arcan Cetin, 20, was captured less than 30 miles from Cascade Mall where he unleashed mayhem with a hunting rifle, police said. A vehicle Cetin used to flee the attack was found in Oak Harbor at around 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Whidbey Island, authorities said at a press conference. Within minutes, two Island County Sheriff’s Office deputies had the dazed suspect surrounded at N. Oak Harbor St. near NE 7th Ave.
“I veered left, hit my lights and pulled my gun,” said Island County Lt. Mike Hawley after seeing Cetin walking along a street. “He said nothing,” Hawley added. “He was just kind of zombie-like, which is the best I could describe him.” Cetin was unarmed at the time of his capture. A witness who saw Cetin outside her kitchen window during the arrest said he was wearing the same black clothes pictured in surveillance footage at mall, according to KIRO-TV. Court records also obtained by the Seattle television station detailed Cetin’s history of mental health problems.
Officials said he had one prior arrest for simple assault. Cetin is originally from Adana, Turkey, but police said he is a legal, permanent resident that lives in Oak Harbor. The manhunt focused on a suspect initially described as Hispanic. Cetin is pictured brandishing an arsenal of weapons — including a rifle and a revolver — on his MySpace account. Authorities did not say where he obtained the firearm used during Friday’s attack.
Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton said the small town had “changed forever, but I don’t think our way of life needs to change. “This was a senseless act. It was the world knocking on our doorstep, and it came into our little community,” he added. The FBI said terrorism was not suspected. –NY Daily News
Commentary: The media was quick to call the suspected shooter Hispanic but not Muslim. Again, Westerns targeted simply because they are Americans – but not a case of terrorism, as the government sees it. The media is always quick to inform us that these Muslim murders have a history of mental problems, yet somehow they are sane enough to collect an arsenal of weapons. They are also sane enough not to walk into a mosque and shoot-up a gathering and kill their own people. Americans were targeted. Females were specifically the object of this man’s hate-perpetrated violence. It is a hate-crime. This is an act of terrorism.