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Dothan Gunman Faces Terrorist Threats Charge

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - A 19-year-old gunman who allegedly fired multiple shots in taking over a small outpatient medical center has been charged with making terrorist threats.

Dothan police said Tuesday that additional charges are expected.

Police Chief John Powell said Jason Murphy is being held in the city's jail, but will likely be transferred to the Houston County Jail sometime Tuesday afternoon.

Powell said the arresting officer filed a request for Murphy to be held without bond, but said he didn't know if the request would be granted because Murphy's first court appearance is still being scheduled.

No one was injured in the more than two hour standoff at the PrimeCare center on Monday, but Powell said Murphy was treated for
self-inflicted cuts on his arms and hands.

Powell said Murphy had been treated at the center in the past. Authorities are still trying to figure out the motive for the standoff.

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