Shooting suspect's superiors questioned behavior

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Associated Press

Posted on November 11, 2009 at 7:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of doctors overseeing Nidal Milak Hasan's medical training discussed concerns about his overly zealous religious views and strange behavior months before the Army major was accused of opening fire on soldiers and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas.

A military official familiar with discussions about Hasan says Hasan as a psychiatrist in training was belligerent, defensive and argumentative in his frequent discussions of his Muslim faith. He also had a reputation for being a mediocre student and lazy worker, a matter of concern for doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences military medical school.

The military source spoke on condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak publicly about the meetings.

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