Home to a highly-regarded psychiatric care facility, sources indicate the attack was perpetrate by a known Betazoid criminal named “Armeni,” who herself was once a patient at the psychiatric facility. With the bold hijacking of the Federation starship USS Constitution, Armeni and her followers were able to enter Betazoid space and begin their assault without resistance.
The targeting of a second Betazoid city was reportedly thwarted by the crew of the USS Constitution as they regained control of their vessel.
Armeni and her cohorts are currently in Starfleet custody, though indications are that they will be remanded to Betazoid law enforcement for prosecution.
– Sherry Gibson, Federation News Network