Nightly News   |  June 29, 2013

Slain American was in Egypt to teach English

American college student Andrew Pochter, who was stabbed to death in Alexandria, Egypt, as he witnessed clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi, came to Egypt to teach English and wanted to work in the Middle East to pursue peace and understanding, his family said. Meanwhile, the situation in Egypt remains tense. CNBC’s Yousef Gamal El-Din reports.

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>>> muslim brotherhood is locked in deadly street battles. we learn more about an american casualty. a 21-year-old american college student who taught english to children in egypt. we have more from cairo tonight.

>> reporter: lester, american student andrew parker was swept up in violent yesterday who killed six others in egypt. stabbed to death in alexandria, as he witnessed clashes. a family statesman says he came to the country to speak english and wanted to work in the middle east to pursue peace and understanding. president obama said the top priority was to secure the embassy and consulate. nonessential embassy staff started leaving this morning. president obama urged warring factions to work out their differences. here here in tarhir square and across the country there is tension. the president and his muslim brotherhood government have lost ledgitimacy and hope that he will step down. supporters say he was elected in a free and fairy election. the army has deployed around the capitol and might intervene if violence he is escalates.