US ATTORNEY IN COLORADO APOLOGIZES TO MUSLIM COMMUNITY AFTER EMAIL ON MOSQUE INCIDENT
“My apologies if in my haste to reach out I created a false impression that any investigation had reached definitive conclusions.” read the email from Jason Dunn.
DENVER — The United States Attorney in Colorado is apologizing after sending an email making it seem like the incident involving a Denver mosque was not as serious as a bias-motivated crime. In the email, he indicated the suspect was drunk waving an airsoft gun.
US Attorney Jason Dunn sent the first email Friday and a second one on Saturday, apologizing for making a conclusion too fast.
I’m writing to give you a quick update about a case that has been in the news that also may be affecting your community. As you may have heard, a man was arrested last night outside a Denver mosque, accused of threatening people inside with a firearm. I reached out to Denver PD Chief Pazen within a few minutes of the report to offer our help, and FBI was quickly on scene with DPD. They have concluded that the person was not motivated by any anti-Muslim sentiment, as may have been incorrectly reported in the media, and instead appears to have simply been a highly intoxicated resident of the neighborhood. DPD has indicated that at this time they do not need our assistance. Nonetheless, I want to assure you that both the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have taken this incident very seriously and will continue to monitor it, although we have no reason to believe that the subject poses any threat to members of your community. If any of you have additional concerns, please feel free to reach out to me, my office, or the FBI. I hope you are all well.
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