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Witness said Stevens was breathing when found

President Mohammed el-Megarif, center, visits the U.S. Consulate to express sympathy for the death of the American ambassador, Chris Stevens and his colleagues in the deadly attack on the Consulate last Tuesday September 11, in Benghazi, Libya, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed when a mob of protesters and gunmen overwhelmed the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Ambassador Chris Stevens, 52, died as he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as a crowd of hundreds attacked the consulate Tuesday evening, many of them firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades.(AP photo/Mohammad Hannon)

CAIRO — A witness says U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens was still breathing as people pulled him from aroom where he was found after last week’s attack on the American Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Fahd al-Bakoush says he was present when a crowd pulled Stevens out of the room inside the consulate where someone stumbled across him, thinking he was dead. No one knew who he was.

Al-Bakoush told AP on Monday that Stevens was breathing, though his face was blackened and he seemed paralyzed. Al-Bakoush says the crowd carried Stevens to a private car to drive him to a hospital, since there was no ambulance.

Three other Americans died in the Tuesday attack, part of a wave of unrest over an anti-Islam film.

— Associated Press