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College reports show Loughner breakdown in 2010

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Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 5:14 pm

TUCSON — Police records from an Arizona community college show a year of turmoil for shooting suspect Jared Loughner and detail his increasingly erratic behavior that led to his suspension in September.

The Pima Community College police reports released Wednesday reveal a growing level of alarm over Loughner's classroom outbursts. A September report says Loughner became incomprehensible when questioned by an officer, and his face became jittery and contorted.

He stunned instructors with bizarre outbursts. In a poetry class, he asked "why don't we just strap bombs to babies?"

Loughner has been charged in Saturday's shooting rampage in Tucson that left six dead and 13 injured, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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