Officials: Fort Hood suspect out of hospital

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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting. Hasan has been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons, military officials said Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. A Fort Hood news release says he is in good condition after being admitted to the Texas Army post's hospital Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Hasan was shot during the 2009 rampage and is paralyzed from the waist down. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)
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FILE - This undated photo provided by the Bell County Sheriff's Department shows Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting. Hasan has been hospitalized for undisclosed reasons, military officials said Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. A Fort Hood news release says he is in good condition after being admitted to the Texas Army post's hospital Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Hasan was shot during the 2009 rampage and is paralyzed from the waist down. (AP Photo/Bell County Sheriff's Department, File)

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage has been released after a four-day stay in a hospital.

Fort Hood officials say in a news release that Maj. Nidal Hasan was discharged Wednesday from the Texas Army post's hospital and returned to the Bell County Jail in nearby Belton.

Authorities have not said why Hasan was hospitalized but he was listed in good condition after being admitted Saturday.

The 42-year-old Hasan faces the death penalty or life in prison without parole if convicted in the November 2009 attack that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen.

Hasan is paralyzed and uses a wheelchair after police at Fort Hood shot him the day of the rampage.

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