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Official: Man criticized group before DC shooting

6:17 PM, Aug 15, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI says a man suspected of wounding a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a Christian lobbying group is being held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

The FBI identified the suspected gunman late Wednesday as 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II, of Herndon, Va.

Police said Corkins entered the lobby of the Family Research Council on Wednesday morning and shot a security guard in the arm. The wounded guard and others were able to restrain Corkins.

A law enforcement official says Corkins made a negative reference about the group's work before opening fire.

Corkins had been volunteering recently at a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The Associated Press

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