“Fort Hood Shooter Showed No ‘Sign of Any Likely Violence'” – Army Secretary

Army Secretary John M. McHugh said at a hearing the shooter had been prescribed “a number of drugs,” including Ambien, a sleep aid. After giving the soldier a full psychiatric evaluation last month, Army officials detected no indications “that there was any sign of likely violence, either to himself or to others,” McHugh told a Senate panel Thursday.

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