Here is the Washington Examiner report (video and print excerpt) on the shooting of a security guard at Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. As we will not in forthcoming posts, some major media are already ignoring the obvious political motive of this attack — by a troubled man who volunteered at a “gay” community center in Washington, D.C. Thanks to the heroics of Mr. Johnson, a potential massacre was prevented.
FBI officials took a man into custody after a security guard was shot at the downtown headquarters of the conservative Family Research Council on Wednesday morning.
Sources familiar with the incident told The Washington Examiner they believe the shooter had issues with the Christian group’s support for “traditional marriage” and opposition to same-sex marriage. The FBI and D.C. police are investigating the incident and wouldn’t comment on a potential motive.
A man walked into the FRC lobby at about 10:45 a.m. and was confronted by the security guard as per the organization’s policy, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. The man opened fire, and the guard was hit in the arm before he and others tackled the shooter, Lanier said. D.C. police said FRC security guards did not return fire in the incident, but neither the police nor the council would say whether the guards were armed.
“As far as I’m concerned, the security officer here is a hero,” Lanier said. “The person never made it past him.”
The suspect was uninjured and was taken into custody, Lanier said.
The wounded guard was taken to a hospital and was listed as being in stable condition on Wednesday afternoon.
The FBI identified the suspect as 28-year-old Floyd Corkins, of Herndon. Authorities and the FRC wouldn’t comment on the shooter’s motivation. The FBI said late Wednesday that he was being held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
One knowledgeable source said the attacker was motivated “not just by FRC’s policy but specifically their support for traditional marriage.”
Police and FBI agents swarmed the 800 block of G Street NW on Wednesday morning, blocking off most of the street and, an FBI spokesman said, evacuating some staffers from the FRC building. Throughout the day, members of an FBI evidence team trailed in and out of the building wearing blue surgical gloves, as reporters and curious passers-by clustered on the street corner.