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New details released about deadly standoff, gunman

3 years 9 months 1 week ago August 14, 2013 Aug 14, 2013 Wednesday, August 14 2013 August 14, 2013 9:43 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

ST. JOSEPH - State Police and LSU released more information about a deadly hostage standoff in Tensas Parish and the person responsible, who had ties to Baton Rouge.

State Police said this morning the a male hostage died after he was shot by 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed at the end of a 12-hour long standoff with police. A female hostage also shot by Ahmed was still in the hospital.

Earlier in the evening Ahmed released another female hostage unharmed from the Tensas State Bank. Investigators said the decision to go in was made after Ahmed told a negotiator he planned to kill his hostages.

Ahmed's Facebook page listed one of his previous occupations as with LSU Student Government, and Wednesday an LSU spokesperson confirmed he was an accounting student in 2011 and 2012.

State Police said Ahmed's purpose at the bank was to "inflict pain", and that he wanted a device removed from his head as part of a list of demands.

News 2 will have more about the investigation into this deadly standoff tonight.

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