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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Fired worker's gun misfires

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man fired from a university job tried to kill his former boss on the campus, but his handgun failed to fire and he was tackled by school employees, police said.
Richard Keith Hall was armed with two guns and had a ski mask in his pocket when he arrived on the University of Tulsa campus Tuesday, Tulsa police said.
He pulled the trigger on a .380-caliber pistol twice but the gun malfunctioned, and university employees and security officers tackled him and held him down until police arrived, said police officer Scott Walton.
Hall, 60, was arrested on complaints of shooting with the intent to kill, possession of a weapon on school property and possession of a firearm during a felony. Bail was set at $95,000.
School officials did not release the name of the suspected target or say why Hall was fired. He had been a custodial supervisor from January 1997 to April 2001.

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