The shooting occurred at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday in the lobby of 801 G Street NW. The security guard is being hailed as a hero after he stopped a gunman posing as an intern, taking a bullet in the arm before wrestling the suspect to the ground.
“The security guard here is a hero, as far as I’m concerned,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said. ”He did his job. The person never made it past the front.”
According to Fox News, the suspect “made statements regarding their policies, and then opened fire with a gun striking a security guard”.
“The police are investigating this incident,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said. “Our first concern is with our colleague who was shot today. Our concern is for him and his family.”
The FBI has yet to release information on the suspect’s identity or motive.