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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Guard Killed In Holocaust Museum Shooting

Suspect, Reportedly An Elderly White Supremacist, In Critical Condition

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 10, 2009

(CBS/AP) CBS News has learned that a security guard was killed when a man with a rifle, reportedly an 88-year-old white supremacist, opened fire at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Wednesday.

The assailant was in critical condition, said Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty. Another security guard may have been injured.

Police Chief Kathy Lanier said the gunman appeared to have acted alone. He was "engaged by security guards immediately after entering the door" with a rifle, she said, but "the second he stepped into the building he began firing."

The shooter has been tentatively identified as James von Brunn - allegedly affiliated with white supremacist Web sites, law enforcement officials told CBS News correspondent Bob Orr.

Authorities told the Associated Press von Brunn’s van was located around the museum and was tested for explosives...

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