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Outside the Museum This Morning

Incoming traffic from Virginia on 14th St. headed north passed by the Holocaust Museum this morning just beore 9 a.m., some cars slowing to catch a glimpse of the police scene out front. Two large white trucks stamped "Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington Field Office, were parked just north of...

June 11, 2009; 09:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Does Holocaust Shooting Validate Homeland Security Report?

From Ed O'Keefe at the Federal Eye blog: Did that controversial Homeland Security report on right-wing extremists get it right? Several bloggers, commentators and news reports suggest it did, accurately predicting the deadly shooting at the Holocaust Museum. "Civil rights activists say a string of recent attacks blamed on right-wing...

June 11, 2009; 09:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

Video: Locals, Visitors React to Shooting

Video from The Post's Pierre Kattar....

June 11, 2009; 09:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Press Conference at 11 a.m. Today

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and officials from the National Park Police, FBI and Metropolitan Police Dept. are expected to appear at a press conference at 11 a.m. to discuss yesterday's shooting. Stay tuned to washingtonpost.com for coverage....

June 11, 2009; 08:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Q&A, Thursday at 11:30 a.m.: Overcoming Anti-Semitism

Following the shooting Wednesday of a guard at the Holocaust Memorial Museum by a white supremacist, Dr. Walter Reich, a former director of the museum, takes your questions about about violence and hate crimes, the cultural impact of Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism and more....

June 10, 2009; 07:05 PM ET | Comments (1)

Gray: Shooting Renews Need For D.C. Gun Control Laws

From D.C. Wire: D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D) said today's shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum unfortunately highlights the need for the District to fight for its gun control laws. House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) announced yesterday that Congressional leaders were giving up efforts to...

June 10, 2009; 05:35 PM ET | Comments (12)

Blogger Cites Von Brunn's 'Long History' of Hate

Here is some excerpted discussion on James Von Brunn from today's live online chat with Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch Blog: Fairfax, Va.: Are any of his mentioned credentials legit or is this hateful person a wannabe? Heidi Beirich: He's definitely legitimate. Von Brunn has a...

June 10, 2009; 05:32 PM ET | Comments (2)

Holocaust Museum Issues Statement on Shootings

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum issued the following statement on today's shootings: "Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns died heroically in the line of duty today. There are no words to express our grief and shock over these events. He served on the Museum's security staff for six years. Our thoughts and...

June 10, 2009; 05:19 PM ET | Comments (1)

Updated: Details on White Supremacist Suspect

A photo of Brunn from his website. Police are confirming that the name of suspect is James Von Brunn, a white supremacist, born 1920. On a rambling, racist and bitterly anti-semitic website a man who identifies himself as James W. von Brunn claims to be a former World War II...

June 10, 2009; 05:18 PM ET | Comments (197)

Post Video on the Shootings

The Post has put together a number of videos on today's shooting Shooting Suspect Taken To GWU Hospital. Police Briefing on the Shooting. Gibbs: Obama 'Saddened' By the Shooting....

June 10, 2009; 05:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

CNN: Holocaust Museum Will Close Thursday in Honor of Slain Guard

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum will be closed on Thursday in honor of Stephen Tyrone Johns, the security guard who was slain in the shooting today, CNN reports....

June 10, 2009; 04:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Suspect Reportedly Questioned Obama's Citizenship

Talking Points Memo has unearthed an email purportedly from the Holocaust Museum shooting suspect, James Von Brunn, questioning whether President Obama is actually a citizen of the United States....

June 10, 2009; 04:36 PM ET | Comments (7)

Photo: Shooting Suspect's Apartment Complex

James Von Brunn, the suspect in today's shooting at the Holocaust Museum, lives at this apartment complex in Annapolis....

June 10, 2009; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Guard Reportedly Slain is Identified, AP Reports

The Holocaust Museum guard that reportedly died in today's shooting is Stephen Tyrone Johns, according to the Associated Press. He is African-American and worked at the museum for 6 years. Fox 5 is reporting that he was 39-years old....

June 10, 2009; 04:18 PM ET | Comments (4)

Live Q&A, 4:30 p.m.: Hatewatch Writer Heidi Beirich

Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch Blog takes your questions about James Von Brunn, the suspect in today's shooting at the Holocaust Museum, and his involvement in the white supremacist movement....

June 10, 2009; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (2)

CNN: Museum Guard Wounded in Shooting Dies

The museum guard wounded in the Holocaust Museum shooting has died, CNN reports....

June 10, 2009; 03:59 PM ET | Comments (7)

Obama 'Saddened' by Shooting, Press Secretary Says

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama was "concerned" and "saddened by what -- what has happened" at the Holocaust Memorial Museum today, where an 88-year-old man described by police as a white supremacist opened fire, injuring a security guard before being shot by other guards. Obama "asked...

June 10, 2009; 03:57 PM ET | Comments (2)

Israeli Embassy Issues Statement on Shooting

The following is a statement from the Embassy of Israel in Washington on the shooting: "We are shocked and saddened by today's shooting incident at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. The Embassy of Israel condemns this attack and is closely following the situation."...

June 10, 2009; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Live Q&A, 4 p.m.: Rabbi David Saperstein

Rabbi David Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism will be online at 4 p.m. to discuss racism, anti-Semitism and reaction to the shooting today at the Holocaust Museum....

June 10, 2009; 03:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Police Responding to 'Targets' Found in Suspect's Notebook

Police sources said the suspect had a notebook that listed other locations that law enforcement officials presumed were possible targets. One source said more than 100 locations were listed but another source said there only nine. "Everything is getting checked out," he said. --Lena Sun...

June 10, 2009; 03:48 PM ET | Comments (2)

Submit Photos From the Holocaust Museum Shooting

A user submitted photo of the scene outside the Holocaust museum. The Post has created a gallery of reader photos. To submit a photo of the shooting go here....

June 10, 2009; 03:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

FBI Issues Statement on Shooting

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation has sent members of its National Capital Response Squad, including agents and team members on SWAT, Evidence Recovery, and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, to provide on scene support," said John Perren, the Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Field Office's Counterterrorism Division. "The...

June 10, 2009; 03:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Suspect Didn't Believe Holocaust 'Existed,' According to Neighbor

A woman who opened the door at the suspect's apartment, in a neighborhood outside downtown Annapolis, decline comment. Neighbors who asked that their names not be used, said they recently invited the suspect to their home for a drink, and he unexpectedly brought up his belief that the Holocaust did...

June 10, 2009; 03:23 PM ET | Comments (3)

Audio: Eyewitness Describes Chaotic Scene

Play Audio AUDIO: Eyewitness Describes Chaotic Scene...

June 10, 2009; 03:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Shooting Suspect Convicted of Attempting to Kidnap Federal Reserve Board

An old article from The Post on the alleged suspect in the shooting, James Von Brunn: N.H. Man Guilty in Incident at Fed Thursday, March 3, 1983 A D.C. Superior Court jury yesterday convicted a New Hampshire man of attempting to kidnap members of the Federal Reserve Board, stemming from...

June 10, 2009; 03:13 PM ET | Comments (3)

14th Street Bridge Reopened After Shooting

The 14th Street Bridge has been reopened in both directions, and only a short span of 14th Street remains blocked outside the museum, city transportation officials said....

June 10, 2009; 03:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fenty: Shooting 'An Extremely Isolated Incident'

Fenty called it "an extremely isolated incident" and said the security guards "performed exceptionally well and behaved exactly as they were supposed to." --Debbi Wilgoren...

June 10, 2009; 03:03 PM ET | Comments (3)

Fenty: Gunman in Critical Condition

The gunman "came into the entrance and immediately opened fire, striking one security guard," D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty said at a press conference that ended moments ago. "There was gunfire returned, the gunman was hit." Fenty said the gunman is in critical condition. The security guard who was hit is...

June 10, 2009; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Off Duty D.C. Police Officer Responded to the Shooting

Off duty D.C. police officer who was nearby responded to the museum, along with U.S. Park Police patroling nearby, according to D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier. They helped the victim until medical crews arrived. The area around museum is closed. They are trying to reopen 14th Street to...

June 10, 2009; 02:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Photos of Scene at the U.S. Holocaust Museum

Law enforcement officers secure the perimeter. (AP) Police and SWAT officers patrol one of the entrances. (Getty Images) Security officials examine car parked in front of the museum. (AP)...

June 10, 2009; 02:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Man Handcuffed to Gurney Wheeled Into George Washington Hospital, Reporter Says

An elderly man handcuffed to a gurney was wheeled into George Washington Hospital a short time ago, according to a News Channel 8 reporter. He was surrounded by U.S. Park Police. The shooter was taken to the hospital, according to U.S. Park Police....

June 10, 2009; 02:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Shooting Closes Roads Around the Holocaust Museum

For a complete rundown of roads closed by the shooting, go here....

June 10, 2009; 02:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

White House is Monitoring Shooting Investigation

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said the White House is monitoring reports on the shooting. "We will continue to get information about facts and what has happened," he said at a press conference moments ago....

June 10, 2009; 02:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bomb Sniffing Dog Focuses on Car Outside Museum, Report Says

A bomb sniffing dog focuses on a car parked outside the Holocaust Museum, according to News Channel 8. It's not clear whether the car belonged to any suspect or suspects in the shooting....

June 10, 2009; 02:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eyewitness: 'I pushed my daughter down to the floor'

Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, our local editor, just got off the phone with a tourist from Puerto Rico who was about 25 feet away from the shooting: "We had just left an exhibit and were walking toward the lobby," said Freddy Hernandez, 47, who was visiting the museum with his parents and...

June 10, 2009; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

MSNBC: Shooting Suspect is White Supremacist

MSNBC is reporting that name of susupect is James Von Brunn, a white supremacist, born 1920. There is no official confirmation of this yet....

June 10, 2009; 02:07 PM ET | Comments (38)

Witness: "There Was Blood Everywhere"

A 19-year old witness on CNN: "I saw a security guard lay flat on his belly and there was blood everywhere."...

June 10, 2009; 02:02 PM ET | Comments (2)

Attorney General Slated to Attend Event at Holocaust Museum

CNN is reporting U.S. Attorney Eric Holder was slated to attend the opening of a play at the U.S. Holocaust Museum tonight....

June 10, 2009; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

U.S. Park Police Give Rundown of Shooting

U.S. Park Police Sgt. David Schlosser just gave a quick update on the shooting. Here's what we know: A man with a "long gun" walked into the museum. The gun man fired on one of the security guards. Two other security guards returned fire on the gunman. The wounded security...

June 10, 2009; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

See Live Feed of News Channel 8 Coverage

Play Video VIDEO | NewsChannel 8 Footage of Scene Outside Museum...

June 10, 2009; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Witnesses Report Shots Fired on Second Floor of Museum

Two witnesses on CNN are reporting that the shots occurred on the second floor of the Holocaust Museum. They said security guards told them to sprint out of the building after the shooting started....

June 10, 2009; 01:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

Location of the U.S. Holocaust Museum

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June 10, 2009; 01:46 PM ET | Comments (0)

Send Us News, Tips, Photos and Video

If you were at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum today before, during or after the shooting, please e-mail us with details and contact information. Also, get updates at our local Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/postmetro....

June 10, 2009; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (3)

Witness Describes Security Guard Being Shot

A witness described a U.S. Holocaust Museum guard running toward the shooter inside the museum and then falling after gunfire, according to CNN. The witness reports about five shots were fired in the museum. The witness said "Everybody was freaking out."...

June 10, 2009; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (6)

 
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