Experts: hostage killer's Facebook shows deranged mind
ST. JOSEPH - Some disturbing posts on Facebook show a bizarre glimpse into the mind of the killer involved in the Tensas Parish standoff.
Fuaed Ahmed, 20, stormed a St. Joseph bank around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. His posts are something state police looked at after he shot two hostages, killing one, when the standoff ended early Wednesday morning.
A photo posted just an hour before his deadly rampage shows a man with only a sword attacking an American made tank. Below the photo a phrase reads: "you can't stop a free man; the most you can do is kill him."
"It's a very frightening picture," Clinical Psychologist Darlyne Nemeth said. "You can see he's suicidal."
"As we're seeing more and more today, it tells us that we were dealing with a demented mind that's not like you and I. His goal that night was to inflict great bodily harm and to include himself," State Police Colonel Mike Edmondson said.
Everything from Ahmed's recent reading material to another Facebook post that pokes fun at killing hostages are being investigated.
"He's talking about hostages. He's making jokes about getting food, 'that's too far ...just kill them,' that's what he's telling the negotiators," Edmondson recounted from events Tuesday night.
Other posts reveal even more about Ahmed's past. He recently visited his father's grave in California.
Two months ago, he visited the Middle East. On his way home, he was questioned by U.S. Customs officials.
"Was there any direct ties to terrorism? There wasn't," Edmondson said. "But he was detained. He was in the system. But there was nothing in there that said he was a threat to law enforcement."