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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A law enforcement official says a suspected gunman made a negative reference about the work of a conservative Christian lobbying group before shooting a security guard.

The reference was made in a confrontation in the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington Wednesday morning. The official spoke only on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.

Another law enforcement official identified the suspect as Floyd Corkins II. Authorities were interviewing neighbors in Corkins' neighborhood in Herndon, Va., on Wednesday evening.

 

PREVIOUSLY:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A security guard for a conservative Christian lobbying group has been shot in the arm in the nation's capital.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier says a man walked into the Family Research Council in the city's Chinatown neighborhood about 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and was confronted by a security guard, whom he shot. The guard and others wrestled the man to the ground and he was taken into custody by the FBI.

The FBI and police say it's too early to know the circumstances of the shooting and whether it was connected to the Family Research Council's activities.

The group says the guard was employed by the organization. The group strongly opposes gay marriage and says it advocates "faith, family and freedom in public policy and public opinion."

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