Dead hostage-taker identified as Fuaed Abdo Ahmed
ST. JOSEPH - Authorities said Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, 20, shot his remaining two hostages in the upper body as State Police stormed the bank he was hiding in and shot him. Ahmed was killed by the shots fired by authorities late Tuesday night.
Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said agents had to act because during negotiations, Ahmed said he was going to kill the hostages. A third hostage left uninjured hours before the violent end to a twelve hour standoff.
The injured bank workers, a man and woman, were taken to two different hospitals in central Louisiana. They were listed in critical condition.
Ahmed began the ordeal about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when he took three bank workers captive at the Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph, a town of about 1,100 in Tensas Parish.
Authorities had previously said the hostage-taker lived with family near the bank. They believe the attack was planned, and not orchestrated as a robbery, after finding books about hostage negotiations at his house.
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