Gunman had rifle, was shot at the scene. He shot two at the museum and a 3rd person was cut by flying glass. National Mall and museum now secured.
Shooter has yet to be publicly identified. The longer that goes on the odds go up exponentially it’s an Islamist.
I’ll update this post as the event develops.
11:30am PT: Well, we got the name fast, so no, Muhammad’s not in it. The shooter appears to be an 89-year-old nut named James W. von Brunn. From his bio:
“In 1981 Von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal. He served 6.5 years in federal prison…”
Now at the end of the day, Kathy Shaidle at the five feet of fury blog has a good roundup of events. Scroll down for her coverage.