Posted by | November 5, 2009 19:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who has been identified as a shooting suspect at Fort Hood, is believed to be a mental health professional.


A source tells CBS News investigative producer Len Tepper that Hasan is a licensed psychiatrist in Bethesda, Md. He is a drug and rehab specialist who got his Virginia psychiatry license July 12, 2005.

 

There is also word that he was about to be deployed to Iraq and was upset about it.  Officials who had access to his records say he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed.


The Virginia-born soldier was single with no children. He was 39 years old.

 

Sources told News 8 [WFAA in Dallas] that Hasan was born in 1970 and is of Jordanian descent.

 

He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he was a member of the ROTC and earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 1997. He received his medical degree from the military’s Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., in 2001. At Walter Reed, he did his internship, residency and a fellowship.

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