Funeral Service Set; Second Victim Dies after Being Hospitalized

Funeral Service Set; Second Victim Dies after Being Hospitalized

One of the victims shot during a standoff in Tensas Parish has died. Laden McDaniel was being treated at Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria.
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Law enforcement blocking off Plank Road in St. Joseph, LA
Law enforcement blocking off Plank Road in St. Joseph, LA
Colonel Mike Edmondson gives a briefing to the press on the hostage situation around 6 p.m.
Colonel Mike Edmondson gives a briefing to the press on the hostage situation around 6 p.m.
Cars lined up on Highway 128 outside of St. Joseph. According to our crew on the scene, people are allowed out but aren't allowed in. (Ashley Johnson)
Cars lined up on Highway 128 outside of St. Joseph. According to our crew on the scene, people are allowed out but aren't allowed in. (Ashley Johnson)
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Highway 128 East is blocked off outside of St. Joseph. According to our crew on the scene, people are allowed out, but aren't allowed in. (Ashley Johnson)
Highway 128 East is blocked off outside of St. Joseph. According to our crew on the scene, people are allowed out, but aren't allowed in. (Ashley Johnson)
Flood lights being brought into St. Joseph, LA (Ashley Johnson)
Flood lights being brought into St. Joseph, LA (Ashley Johnson)
Law enforcement crews gathered outside of hostage situation in St. Joseph (Nina Criscuolo)
Law enforcement crews gathered outside of hostage situation in St. Joseph (Nina Criscuolo)
Louisiana State Police Mobile Command Center. Colonel Mike Edmonson is about to give a briefing to the press. (Ashley Johnson)
Louisiana State Police Mobile Command Center. Colonel Mike Edmonson is about to give a briefing to the press. (Ashley Johnson)
UPDATE: Funeral services are set for one of the victims in Tuesday's fatal hostage standoff in Tensas Parish.

Funeral services for Charles "Jay " Warbington of Wisner will be held Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Kendrick's Ferry Pentecostal Church with Bro. James Warbington and Bro. Danny Davis officiating. 

Interment will be in Oakley Cemetery, under the direction of Young's Community Memorial Funeral Home, Winnsboro.

Visitation will 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Friday August 16, 2013 at the Kendrick's Ferry Pentecostal Church.



UPDATE:  
We've learned the remaining victim hospitalized after being shot during a standoff in Tensas Parish has died. Ledean McDaniel was being treated at Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria.

A second victim, Jay Warbington, died shortly after being taken to a hospital in Concordia Parish.

The gunman, Fuaed Ahmed was shot and killed Tuesday night.




Tensas Parish -- Tuesday 12:00 noon - 20-year-old Fuaed Ahmed enters Tensas State Bank and takes three people Ledean McDanial, Jay Warbington, and Patricia White hostage.  Within minutes, Tensas Parish Sheriff's deputies respond and other law enforcement agencies follow.
 
"Let me just tell you right now, our utmost concern right now, more than anything else is the safety of those hostages," said Louisiana State Police Col. Mike Edmonson Tuesday.

By 1:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police and FBI negotiators make first contact with Ahmed.

"We're talking to him. He's calm. He's assured us at this point that the hostages are ok," said Edmonson.

4:15 p.m., a relative of Ahmed is cuffed in the street outside the bank after passing barricades. Police say he was coming to the scene out of concern. We're told family of Ahmed were present and cooperating with negotiators most of the day.

"When someone else comes to the scene who doesn't belong here, we have to stop what we're doing and tend to those individuals," said Edmonson.

8:00 p.m., one hostage, Patricia White released to LSP unharmed. It's believed just before the release Ahmed spoke to an old-friend in Alaska about having the microchip in his head removed, which he said was causes him to hear voices.

"We're working through that. We're in the process right now to interview the individual who was released to find out as much information as possible," says Edmonson.

Negotiations continued, Ahmed asks for food, an eery nod to a comic he posted on his Facebook page just Saturday.

11:45 p.m., law enforcement storm the bank, killing Fuaed Ahmed. Inside they find Jay Warbington and Ledean McDaniel with wounds from a .380 semi-automatic handgun. They are rushed to a hospital.

"They had a faint from one of them, a pulse from another and some breathing into it," said Edmonson.

2 a.m., police say hostage Jay Warbington died. McDaniel remains on life support in Alexandria at Rapides General Hospital.

Police say a manifesto was found in a van near the bank. The note detailed what Ahmed planned to do to the victims. Aside from guns we are now told by police that Ahmed had a duffle bag of items he planned to use to torture the hostages. Police say he did not use those items.

Ahmed was born in California, but moved to Louisiana about 12 years ago after his father was shot and killed.

UPDATE: 
From University of Louisiana at Monroe Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Wayne Brumfield:

“Internal records from University of Louisiana at Monroe Recruitment and Admissions and the University Registrar, show that Fuaed A. Ahmed was not a student at ULM, and no student by that name has applied to, been accepted by, or attended ULM. We are saddened by the turn of events in St. Joseph, and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families.”


UPDATE:
Law enforcement officials have identified the names of the people shot by a gunman during a standoff at Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph.

Jay Warbington is the name of the victim that was killed. Ledean McDaniel is the name of the victim currently in critical condition in Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria. Sheriff Ricky Jones says McDaniel is on life support. A family friend of McDaniel says she was shot through the spine and is not expected to live.

Sheriff Jones also tells KTVE/KARD that Fuaed Ahmed's brother runs the Trak gas station in St. Joseph and that Ahmed used to work there.

The Trak store as well as Tensas State Bank is closed today. 

UPDATE: 
Louisiana State Police say one of the victims shot by gunman after a lengthy hostage situation in Tensas Parish is dead.

A second victim remains in critical condition. The names of the victims have not been released.

The gunman, Fuaed Ahmed, is also dead. LSP say Ahmed's family were on scene during the entire negotiation process and were cooperative. 

During a briefing in the early morning hours, Col. Mike Edmonson said he did not believe Ahmed intended to rob the bank. 

"My belief from the beginning is that this was not a bank robbery. He was attempting to make a statement and all evidence we uncovered through the night indicated he wrote things down that he was going to do."

Instead mental illness may be to blame. 

"He was mad at people he said were mean to him. He had voices in his head. One of the demands was he wanted to have his device implanted in his head removed. We made contact with the individual in Alaskas who was able to get tat information to him. We believe based on that, the fact of getting him to to talk to his friend in Alaska was instrumental in releasing the hostage that was released," said Col. Edmonson. 

LSP is not calling this an act of terrorism. 

Tensas State Bank is closed Wednesday. 




UPDATE: 
A hostage situation in Tensas Parish is over. State Police say the suspect is dead and the two remaining hostages are hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

State Police say shortly after midnight they entered Tensas State Bank, that's when the suspect, identified as 20-year-old Faued Abdo Ahmed, shot the two hostages and that's when State Police shot him. Ahmed was killed in the shooting. 

During a news conference, Col. Mike Edmondson with Louisiana State Police says this was never a bank robbery.

"My belief from the beginning is that this was not a bank robbery. He was attempting to make a statement and all evidence we uncovered through the night indicated he wrote things down that he was going to do."

According to notes they found in Ahmed's apartment, he had intentions on doing this and shooting a hostage. 

The two victims are said to be in critical condition and are being treated at hospitals in Concordia and Rapides Parishes.

Late Tuesday night a third hostage, Patricia White was released unharmed. 

According to his Facebook page, Ahmed is from Fresno, California and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe. No word if he's currently a student there. 

During their news conference State Police said Ahmed's father was killed several years ago in California and his family moved to Louisiana shortly after 9/11. 

Police say they believed Ahmed was suffering from schizophrenia.

"He was mad at people he said were mean to him. He had voices in his head. One of the demands was he wanted to have his device implanted in his head removed. We made contact with the individual in Alaska who was able to get tat information to him. We believe based on that, the fact of getting him to to talk to his friend in Alaska was instrumental in releasing the hostage that was released."

UPDATE: 
One of the hostages held by a gunman inside Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph has been released. Two other bank employees are still being held hostage. Both remaining hostages, a male and a female, are employees of the bank.

The name of the employee released is Patricia White. Friends of White confirmed that information to KTVE/KARD. 

Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmondson held a news conference tonight. He says the suspect is a 20-year-old man. He was born in California.

The stand-off started around noon and has been ongoing ever since. 

Negotiators have been talking with the suspect hoping for a positive outcome. 

Police said so far, no injuries are being reported.

Police said the suspect has asked for some food and other things, although it hasn't been specified what else he has asked for.

The suspect is still armed, but its unknown what kind of weapon he has specifically.

Earlier this evening Col. Mike Edmondson said the suspect from the Tensas Parish area and his family owns a convenience store in town.

UPDATE:

No other updates have been given from the scene. Another news conference is expected to happen around 9 p.m.

State Police Colonel Mike Edmondson gave a briefing to media earlier this evening.

"Our number one concern is the safety of the hostages," he said.

He said the suspect has made demands. He is a U.S. citizen from the area and his family owns a convenience store in town.

Police have made contact with all three hostages, who are employees of the bank. Police say they are unharmed.

State Police say a family member of the suspect was arrested at the scene for trying to sneak through the barricade.

Authorities say a negotiator was on the phone with the suspect for about two and half hours.

State Police said there is no reason to believe that explosives or bombs are involved.


EARLIER:
Louisiana State Police say three people are being held hostage inside Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph. 

Trooper Albert Paxton says one gunman is inside the bank. The stand-off started around noon and is ongoing.

Negotiators are talking with the suspect hoping for a positive outcome. 

The FBI is also on scene. Our crew at the scene is reporting a SWAT team has arrived as well.

Our crew also reports La. Highway 128 is blocked off by authorities. People are being allowed out, but aren't being let into the area.

Bobby Madison with the Concordia Parish Sheriff's office says only State Police, FBI, and local authorities are allowed inside.

Our crew on the scene reports that police from Baton Rouge and other surrounding areas on the scene to help with the situation.

Original Story:


Tensas Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police are on scene of a possible hostage situation at Tensas State Bank in St. Joseph.

The bank is located at 921 Plank Road. 

Law enforcement personnel has the area surrounding the bank blocked off. 

KTVE/KARD has a crew headed to the scene and will have updates throughout the afternoon here on www.myarklamiss.com and tonight at 5p & 6p. 
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