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Site of Ft. Hood Massacre to be Demolished

Site of Ft. Hood Massacre to be Demolished

  The building at Ft. Hood where Nidal Hasan opened fire four years ago Tuesday, killing 13 and wounding 32, will be demolished, and will be turned into a memorial park.

 

  Ft. Hood says the structure that includes the Soldier Readiness Processing Center will be torn down soon, although a spokeswoman says no firm date has been set.

 

  Officials were unable to do anything with the building for the last four years, because it was surrounded by yellow 'crime scene' tape, and was designated as a crime scene by federal investigators looking into the shooting.

 

  But now that Hasan has been convicted and sentenced to death, Ft. Hood can now move into the building.

 

  Soldiers preparing for deployment to the middle east were taking physicals and filling out paperwork on the morning of November 5, 2009 when Hasan, then a Major in the U.S. Army, jumped onto a table, shouted 'God is Great!' in Arabic, and opened fire with a laser guided pistol.

 

  Hasan is now at Fort Leavenworth Kansas while his automatic appeals are heard.

 

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