Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I do not promote violence

At the bottom of this article you will read what I am talking about.

Two people shot at Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington

Gerald Herbert / Associated Press
Police barricade visitors outside the museum. A spokesman for the museum announced that it will reopen tomorrow.
Officials say a man with a gun -- possibly a rifle -- entered the museum and shot a security guard, then himself was shot. Both men's wounds are described as serious.
By Josh Meyer and Kate Linthicum
11:43 AM PDT, June 10, 2009
Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- Authorities in Washington, D.C. said two people have been shot today at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

A man entered the museum through the 14th Street entrance about 12:50 p.m. EDT with a long gun, either a rifle or shotgun, according to Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police.
The gunman was reported wounded in the incident. Officers immediately rushed to the scene, near the Washington Monument bordering the National Mall.

Authorities disclosed no information about the shooter but have told reporters that at least two men were taken to local hospitals with "serious" gunshot wounds.

A law enforcement official who has received several briefings on the shootings said the shooter does not appear to have worked at the museum or to be the spouse of an employee. That would suggest that he was not a disgruntled employee or targeting someone in an incident of domestic violence, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the shooting.
The official also cautioned that conflicting information was coming in about the incident.

The FBI is assisting in the investigation along with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department. "All aspects will be investigated," said Richard Kolko, an FBI Supervisory Special Agent and spokesman at bureau headquarters.

One witness, Dave Unruh, of Wichita, Kan., told the Washington Post that he was waiting to enter the museum when he heard one gunshot, then a sequence of four or five gunshots. He said he then heard someone scream, "Hit the floor!" He and his wife, Karen, and their two teenage grandchildren hit the floor and were subsequently herded out of the building by authorities, the Post reported on its website.

The museum draws about 1.7 million visitors each year and is also near the White House and U.S. Capitol.

It normally has guards positioned inside and outside and other security measures in place because of its focus on the genocide of Jews committed in World War II in Europe and other more recent atrocities. All visitors must pass through metal detectors and their bags are screened.

White House officials were preparing to give a briefing.

josh.meyer@latimes.com

An email from a reporter at the LA Times… The suspects name is James von Braun

Hi,

I’m writing because somebody by the name of James von Braun is a suspect in today’s shooting at the Holocaust Memorial. Does your blog have any connection to that suspect?

Thank you so much,

Kate Linthicum
Los Angeles Times
(213) 237.4431 (o)
(505) 463.0852 (m)

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