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Shot hostage still in critical condition

4 years 2 months 1 week ago Thursday, August 15 2013 Aug 15, 2013 August 15, 2013 9:23 AM August 15, 2013 in News
Source: Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH - A hospital official says a hostage who was shot during a standoff in a small Louisiana town remains in critical condition.

Authorities say 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed took three bank employees hostage Tuesday in St. Joseph, but released one of them during negotiations. Police say he shot two other hostages when police stormed the Tensas State Bank.

One of the hostages died. Ahmed was shot and killed by police.

Charla Ducote, spokeswoman for Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, said the other hostage, LaDean McDaniel, was in critical condition on Thursday morning. She could not provide further details.

Authorities say Ahmed was angry and believed his ex-girlfriend's family had been responsible for their breakup and for putting a device in his head.

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