WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in
Washington D.C. will be closed today in tribute to the guard who
was shot and killed by a gunman.
Holocaust Museum director Sara Bloomfield says that flags at the
museum have been lowered to half-staff in honor of slain guard
Johns was shot when a man carrying a .22-caliber rifle entered
the museum midday Wednesday and opened fire.
The suspect, identified as 88-year-old James von Brunn (vahn
BRUHN'), was critically wounded by another guard. Authorities say
von Brunn is a white supremacist and virulent anti-Semite.
Officials at the Holocaust Museum say they will review their
security procedures but believe their guards are well-trained and
President Barack Obama says he is shocked by the shooting. He
called it an "outrageous act" and says it "reminds us that we
must remain vigilant against anti-Semitism and prejudice in all its