Official: Man criticized Christian lobbying group before DC shooting

Washington Police and FBI agents gather outside the Family Research Council in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, after security guard at the lobbying group was been shot in the arm. A police spokeswoman says the shooting happened Wednesday morning at the Family Research Council. Police say one person has been taken into custody. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Washington Police and FBI agents gather outside the Family Research Council in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, after security guard at the lobbying group was been shot in the arm. A police spokeswoman says the shooting happened Wednesday morning at the Family Research Council. Police say one person has been taken into custody. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — The FBI says a man suspected of wounding a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a Christian lobbying group is being held on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

The FBI identified the suspected gunman late Wednesday as 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins II, of Herndon, Va.

Police said Corkins entered the lobby of the Family Research Council on Wednesday morning and shot a security guard in the arm. The wounded guard and others were able to restrain Corkins.

A law enforcement official says Corkins made a negative reference about the group's work before opening fire.

Corkins had been volunteering recently at a community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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