WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group on Wednesday made a negative reference about the organization's work before opening fire, a law enforcement official said.
Police said the man entered the Family Research Council in Washington around 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, began arguing with a security guard and then shot him in the arm. The suspect was subdued by the security guard and others and taken into custody but had not been charged as of Wednesday evening.
The suspect was in stable condition and also being interviewed.
A law enforcement official identified the suspect as Floyd Corkins II, and authorities were interviewing Corkins's neighbors in Herndon, Va., near Washington. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation.
In less than a month, we've seen random hate, right-wing hate and now left-wing hate. The common denominator was that they all used a gun. Thank God no one was killed in today's attack, but that doesn't make the shooter any less despicable and loathesome. If you disagree with the Famiily Research Council -- or any other group -- there is only one battlefield.
The battlefield of ideas.