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Jihad In Louisiana? Muslim Hostage Killer In Bank Wanted To "Cause Pain" - Planned Attack Not Robbery

August 14, 2013

MIM: Ahmed was "angry" and planned the attack to take hostages not rob the bank. After the shooting one of his relatives was arrested for driving into a perimeter established by the police.

"....He added that investigators were convinced that the situation was not a bank robbery attempt but a planned attack.

They found notes in Ahmed's apartment indicating his intentions, he said. Paxton added that the suspect said he wanted to "cause pain."

Edmonson said that the gunman "was mad at people that he said were mean to him."

Ahmed was born in California to Yemeni parents, according to officials.

NBC affiliate KTVE reported that he was armed with a handgun, but it was not known whether he had other weapons..."


"... A U.S. police SWAT team stormed Tensas State Bank shortly after midnight, killing the gunman, identified as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, said State Police spokesman Albert Paxton.

The gunman had been threatening to kill one or both of his hostages, and shot them when police entered the building. Police then shot and killed him, Paxton said.

"He was angry and he wanted to kill hostages," Paxton said of the gunman, who initially took three bank employees hostage but released one woman after several hours..."

"...Ahmed was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and had complained of hearing voices, police said. The gunman's family owned a convenience store in the town.

He had intended to take hostages from the beginning, police said. They found a book on hostage negotiations at his apartment.

"This was not a bank robbery," State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson told reporters in a video posted on the website of the Monroe, Louisiana News Star newspaper. "He actually had a book for negotiations... and knew exactly how the negotiations would take place, the questions he would be asked..."


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