Security Guard dies in shooting attack on Washington Holocaust Museum
James W. Brunn, 88, a rabid anti-Semite, neo-Nazi and white supremacist, shot and injured the guard, Stephen T. Johns, 39, in the Holocaust Museum entryway in Washington Wednesday, June 10 with a “long rifle.” Return fire from his fellow guards stopped the attack before it reached the museum halls which were packed with some 2,000 visitors. Johns died of his wounds after being taken to hospital. The gunman was critically injured in the firefight.
The FBI terrorist task force, which was soon on the scene, has raided a home in Maryland connected to the attack. No threat or prior warning was received of the museum attack.
debkafile‘s security sources report that extra security was laid on at the Israeli embassy and consulates in the main American cities after the attack as federal authorities investigate Brunn’s background and associates.
The shooting sparked falls on Wall Street. The museum will remain closed Thursday in tribute to the murdered guard.