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Breaking: Shooting at Family Research Council office in DC

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A security guard was shot at the office of the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.,  this morning. (Earlier reports suggested, erroneously, that two had been shot.) The suspect is reportedly in custody.

The Washington Examiner’s Aubrey Whelan reports:

A male guard was shot in the arm at about 10:50 a.m. and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. The guard was conscious and breathing when he was taken to a hospital, and authorities could not immediately say whether the guard had been armed.

The circumstances under which the shooting occurred were not immediately given by either the FBI, which is conducting the investigation, or the Federal Research Council.

“Our first concern is with out colleague who was shot today,” FRC President Tony Perkins said in a statement.

The Family Research Council is a Christian advocacy group that advocates against abortion and same-sex marriage, among other issues.

H/T Erick Erickson

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