Fort Hood shooting suspect conscious, able to talk
The Associated Press
Published Monday, November 9, 2009 11:14AM EST
SAN ANTONIO - 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 (240 kilometres) southwest of Fort Hood.
Authorities say the 39-year-old Hasan opened fire at a processing centre 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.