Posted: Aug 14, 2013 3:30 AM by Trey Schmaltz
BATON ROUGE- The college student identified as the shooter and hostage-taker in a deadly bank standoff in the northeastern Louisiana town of St. Joseph Tuesday has ties to LSU, according to the man's Facebook profile.
Among the jobs Fuaed Abdo Ahmed lists on his page, is an unidentified position at LSU Student Government. Usually, users include dates of employment in the "jobs/careers" section of their profile, however, Ahmed does not include specifics about when he was in Baton Rouge.
He also lists that he studied at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
State Police said they found concerning postings on the site hours before the standoff in Tensas Parish where a hostage was killed and another was shot. A third hostage was released before violence began and was uninjured. Police credit that with successful negotiating.
Ahmed, 20, was born in California but made his way to Louisiana after his dad was killed. He and his mother both lived in St. Joseph, a town of about 1,100 along the banks of the Mississippi 133 miles north of Baton Rouge. His family owned a convenience store on Plank Road, the town's main highway, near the Tensas State Bank where Tuesday's tragic events unfolded.
Authorities said family members cooperated during all phases of the investigation.
Someone who identified themselves as a family friend when WBRZ News 2 called a listed phone number for Ahmed's family said they were upset and did not wish to make any public statements. After a brief conversation, the person asked not to be identified and the line was disconnected.
Neither college connected to Ahmed through his Facebook page have released official comments on the situation.
State Police expect to release further details concerning the investigation later Wednesday.
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