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2nd hostage dies in Louisiana bank standoff

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A second person who’d been taken hostage at a rural Louisiana bank this week has died, a hospital official said Thursday.

Laden McDaniel, a woman who police said was among three Tensas State Bank employees taken hostage on Tuesday, died, according to Sarah Clancy of Louisiana’s Rapides Regional Medical Center.

Authorities said Fuaed Abdo Ahmed shot his hostages, McDaniel and Jay Warbington, as police stormed the bank in St. Joseph just before midnight Tuesday.

Police shot and killed Ahmed, Louisiana State Police Col. Michael Edmonson said. He said the gunman had threatened to kill the hostages.

Warbington died later, police said Wednesday. The third hostage had been freed before the shooting began.

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