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Hospital: Ft. Hood shooting suspect awake, talking

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A U.S. Army hospital spokesman says the man
suspected in a deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, is
conscious and able to talk.

Dewey Mitchell, a spokesman at Brooke Army Medical Center, says
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan remains in stable condition. Mitchell says
Hasan has been awake and able to talk since he was taken off a
ventilator Saturday.

Hasan is at Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio, about 150
miles southwest of Fort Hood.

Authorities say the 39-year-old Hasan opened fire at a
processing center Thursday at Fort Hood, the country's largest
military installation. Thirteen people were killed and 29 were
wounded.

The rampage ended when civilian police shot Hasan.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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