2 hostages at La. bank shot; police kill suspect

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — Authorities say a man who took hostages at a bank in rural Louisiana shot the two remaining hostages before being shot and killed by police.

Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson says that during negotiations with law enforcement, the suspect — identified as Fuaed (FOO-od) Abdo Ahmed, who’s believed to be in his 20s — said he was going to kill the hostages. Law enforcement then entered the building just before midnight Tuesday.

Edmonson says that’s when Ahmed shot the two hostages in the upper body and then state police shot and killed him. Edmonson says the hostages were taken from the scene in critical condition.

The gunman took two women and a man captive about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tensas State Bank branch in St. Joseph. He later released one of the female hostages.

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