Loisiana Hostage-Taker Wrote about Anger over Breakup

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - A Louisiana sheriff says the gunman in a fatal hostage standoff was angry at his ex-girlfriend's family and believed they were responsible for a device in his head.

Tensas Parish Sheriff Rickey Jones says 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed left a list of demands in a van parked near the bank where he took hostages Tuesday.

Jones said the note listed a number of people who Ahmed thought contributed to his problems. Among those were his ex-girlfriend's family, whom he blamed for their breakup.

Jones said Ahmed wrote that he didn't want to be arrested or given mental health treatment. He wanted to leave the country.

Authorities say Ahmed shot two hostages, killing one, before state police ended the hours-long standoff Tuesday by shooting him to death.

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