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Glen Doherty: Winchester native killed in Libya attacks

The man was a former Navy SEAL.

A family in Winchester is grieving from the loss of Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL who was one of four people killed during the attacks on an American consulate in Libya.

Doherty, 42, was working for a private security company and was killed, his sister said, according to the Globe.

Doherty was killed along with U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and two other embassy staff when gunmen stormed the Benghazi consulate and a safe house. The gunmen blamed America for insulting them with a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammed.

However, the New York Times reported that officials are examining whether or not the riots over the movie were cover for planned attacks.

Doherty's family said he joined the Navy at 30 and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

His sister said he left his San Diego home for Libya last week.

She said he was "the best of the best" and "a hero."

 
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