I wonder how quickly this will be buried?
The suspect’s name has not been released, but two law-enforcement officials told NBC News he is Floyd Corkins, 28, from nearby Herndon, Va. A photographer who saw the suspect being arrested describes him as a 6-foot-3, 250-pound black male.
Another official said the suspect bought the gun used in the shooting five days ago.
The FBI said the security guard is being treated in the hospital and “doing OK.”
“The security guard, you know, was a hero in this case,” Jacqueline Maguire, FBI Washington Field Office spokeswoman, said at a Wednesday afternoon briefing. “And he did an excellent job of stopping the gunman from getting any further into the building and from anyone else getting injured or shot by him.”
Maguire said she could not go into details of the incident.
One law enforcement official told NBC News it’s fairly clear the Family Research Council was the man’s target, though the FBI has yet to specify either a motive or the target of the attack.
I blame the Obama climate of hate.
Update: The leftwing haters are still at it.
Update: CBS identifies Corkins a an LGBT volunteer.
A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
A law enforcement official has identified the suspect arrested in Wednesday’s shooting as Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Va. Investigators were interviewing his neighbors.
Another official says the shooter made a negative reference about the work of the Family Research Council before opening fire. The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
David Mariner is executive director of The DC Center for the LGBT Community. He says Corkins had been volunteering at the center for about the past 6 months. Mariner describes Corkins as “kind, gentle and unassuming.”
He was mostly peaceful.
Jim Treacher nails it.
Floyd Corkins, LGBT center volunteer carrying a Chick-fil-A bag, wanted to shoot folks at the Family Research Center? It’s clear: TEA PARTY.
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) August 15, 2012