Fort Hood building, massacre site to be demolished

Fort Hood building, massacre site to be demolished

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A fallen soldiers memorial is seen in front of the podium where the memorial service that US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend for the thirteen victims of the shooting rampage by US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan on November 10, 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, an army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a shooting at the military base on November 5, 2009.

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Associated Press

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 11:01 AM

FORT HOOD (AP) — A building at a Central Texas post where an Army psychiatrist opened fire and fatally shot 13 people will be demolished and replaced with a memorial park.

Public works officials at Fort Hood on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of the rampage, announced plans to raze the structure that's part of the Soldier Readiness Processing Center.

The area was fenced off and considered a crime scene until August when Nidal Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death over the attack. More than 30 people were wounded in the shooting spree.

Spokesman Brian Dosa says no timetable has been set for demolishing the building.

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