Gunman and victim killed in bank hostage situation

ST. JOSEPH, La. Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson says one of the hostages shot during a hostage standoff at a rural bank has died.

The suspect had initially taken three hostages Tuesday afternoon in St. Joseph but later released one of them.

The gunman - identified as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed - later told negotiators he would kill the remaining two hostages. Edmonson says state police entered the building just before midnight Tuesday and that's when the suspect shot the hostages before being shot and killed by police.

Edmonson said he didn't have any other information about the hostage who died. The condition of the other hostage who was shot is unknown.


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