Breaking: Family Research Council Attacked, Gunman Taken into Custody (Updated: MSNBC Reports!)
The conservative Family Research Council came under attack at its Washington, D.C. headquarters today. Two people including a security guard were shot. There is no word on their condition (update: it looks like both wounded will be ok). Washington police and the FBI have reportedly responded to the shooting.
In a statement released after the shooting, FRC President Tony Perkins said, "The police are investigating this incident. Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family."
On any given day, the Family Research Council comes under vitriolic attack from groups on the left for its defense of traditional values and traditional marriage. The George Soros-funded Center for American Progress devotes considerable resources to "monitoring" and criticizing the group. The FRC came under sustained leftist criticism during the Chick-fil-A free speech battle that culminated on August 1.
Update: Fox reports that the shooting is being treated as domestic terrorism.
Sources said [the suspect] is in his twenties and may have been posing as an intern.
The suspect "made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard," a source told Fox News.
Authorities were treating the attack as a case of domestic terrorism.
Washington has some of the tightest gun control laws in the nation.
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