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FBI reassessing past look at Fort Hood suspect

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is looking into whether it mishandled early information about the Army major accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood last week.

Nearly a year ago, terrorism investigators conducted an "assessment" of Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. At that time, the agency decided that Hasan didn't pose a threat.

Hasan now stands accused of killing 13 people and wounding 29 in Thursday's rampage. Officials say Hasan will be tried in a military court, not a civilian one.

Investigative officials say Hasan had once been under scrutiny from a joint terrorism task force because of the communications with an imam who encouraged Muslims to kill U.S. troops.

FBI Director Robert Mueller is the official ordering the inquiry into his bureau's handling of the case.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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