Two shot at Holocaust museum + video report

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June 10, 2009

WASHINGTON– Two men, including a security guard, were shot Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

A man with a shotgun entered the museum shortly before 1 p.m. and opened fire on a security guard near the metal detectors at the facility’s entrance, according to the museum and to a District of Columbia police spokesman. Other security guards returned fire and the gunman was wounded.

Both men have been transported to a local hospital. Their conditions are not yet known. A third man reportedly was injured by shattered glass and treated at the scene.


via Two shot at Holocaust museum | JTA – Jewish & Israel News


Video: White supremacist opens fire Holocaust museum

Times Online
June 10, 2009

An 89-year-old white supremacist and Holocaust denier opened fire in Washington’s Holocaust Museum today, wounding at least one before being shot in the head by security officers.

James W von Brunn, who was charged and convicted in 1981 for running towards the boardroom of Washington’s Federal Reserve building with a shotgun, entered the Holocaust Museum just before 1pm and opened fire “indiscriminately” with a long rifle. Witnesses said that he had parked his red car directly outside, displaying a disabled badge.

A guard was immediately hit, before two other security officers at the heavily guarded museum, less than a mile from the White House, hit von Brunn in the head with return fire. He was taken to George Washington Hospital in a critical condition. Officials said he may not survive. Adrian Fenty, the Mayor of Washington, said the security guard was in a “grave condition”.


via Video: White supremacist opens fire Holocaust museum – Times Online

h/t: CLG


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{POLICE BRIEFING} Shooting At U.S. Holocaust Museum In Washington, DC

June 10, 2009

{POLICE BRIEFING} Shooting At U.S. Holocaust Museum In Washington, DC – 06/10/09 – NBC News is reporting that the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. is James W. Von Brunn, an 89-year-old man with ties to white supremacist groups.

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