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Holocaust Museum to stay closed today

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
Stephen Johns.
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
acted heroically.
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
forms."


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