Security Guard Killed by White Supremacist at U.S. Holocaust Museum

A security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Museum was shot and killed by an 88-year-old white supremacist before being shot by other security guards:

Johns "The security guard, who was identified by police as 39-year-old Stephen Tyrone Johns of Temple Hills, Md., and the gunman were both taken to George Washington University Hospital. Johns died at the hospital, authorities said later, and the gunman was reported to be in critical condition. A third person sustained minor injuries in the incident, according to police. A law enforcement source identified the gunman as James W. von Brunn, 88. On an anti-Semitic Web site he apparently maintains extolling a 'Holy Western Empire,' von Brunn says he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, worked for 20 years as an advertising executive and film producer in New York and then became 'an artist and author' living in Maryland."

Former Defense Secretary William Cohen was on the scene. He spoke to CNN. That video, as well as initial White House reaction, the identification of the victim, and a FOX report, which asks if they were too quick to dismiss Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's memo earlier this year warning of domestic terrorists.

Watch all the videos, AFTER THE JUMP...

Also, the long internet trail of James Von Brunn, at Gawker.

Posted June 10, 2009 at 6:39pm ETC by Andy Towle
in crime, News, Washington DC