Police are looking at an elderly man identified as James Von Brunn as the shooter, FOX News has learned — though D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier would not confirm the identity of the suspect.
A man named James Von Brunn operates a white supremacist Web site, Holy Western Empire, that carries several anti-Semitic statements. A biography of Brunn posted on the site says he is a World War II veteran who served time in federal prison for trying to make a “citizens arrest” of Federal Reserve Board members in 1981.
David Schlosser, a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, said the gunman entered the museum shortly before 1 p.m. ET and shot the security guard, before two other security guards returned fire and wounded the shooter. Both the shooter and security guard, later identified as Jones, were then sent to a local hospital, he said.
Lanier said the gunman was carrying a rifle and used it immediately. “He raised the rifle and started shooting,” she said. “The second he stepped into the building, he began firing.”
Lanier told reporters the suspect appears to have been a “lone gunman,” and that authorities received no prior threats.
UPDATE: CIGAR MIKE – Of course when a white supremacist or neo nazi does this, the liberal dogs out there say, “We told you so.” And then lumps conservatives like us with these scum bags. But when Jews are killed by leftists or islamists, the little Rev. Wrights blame Israel. This is the type of atrophied logic you get from the left. Now back to regular programming.