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TENSAS PARISH La. (KNOE 8 News) - There's new information about the Tensas State Bank Shooter.

The FBI released a statement with details about Fuaed Abdo Ahmed's past.

We've been asking the FBI for  weeks now, why Fuaed Abdo Ahmed was on their radar.

And Friday, we got answers.

It wasn't necessarily the trip he took to Yemen, it was what he did while he was there.

A picture that was taken within the past year, and posted to social media shows Ahmed holding a machine gun in the hills of Yemen.

Ahmed's family is from Yemen, but why he went back is still unclear.

According to the FBI Ahmed's family reported him missing in April of this year, only to find out he independently took a trip to the middle east.

The FBI also said Ahmed told investigators that he had a device implanted into his head, causing him to hear voices.

He never threatened to hurt anyone else, but contemplated suicide.

It's what led investigators to question Ahmed in Yemen, and also at Los Angeles International Airport.

In a statement to KNOE the FBI said quote "Local LA authorities conducted an independent evaluation of Ahmed and then took him to a medical facility for a multi-day mental evaluation."

FBI investigators suspected him to be schizophrenic, but never believed he was radicalized by terrorists while overseas.

After his release the FBI told us they sent an alert to the LSU Police Department, where he went to school at the time.

But Tensas Parish Sheriff Rickey Jones said Ahmed has always just been a part of the Tensas community and never knew of his background.

"A lot of it materialized after the incident actually took place as far as we're concerned you know we have some information from the state police that he had posted something to Facebook or something to that affect that he may have been detained when he came back into the country," said Sheriff Jones.

We're still digging to find out where the break-down in communication happened between federal investigators and local law enforcement.

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