June 11th, 2009
09:15 AM ET
6 years ago

Holocaust museum closed in wake of shooting

 Stephen Tyrone Johns was shot and killed while working at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday.
Stephen Tyrone Johns was shot and killed while working at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum remained closed Thursday, its flags lowered to half-staff in tribute to a security guard who was killed trying to stop a man with a gun.

Authorities identified the suspect, who was wounded by other security guards, as 88-year-old white supremacist James von Brunn of Maryland.

The Metropolitan Police Department; the D.C. office of the FBI; the U.S. attorney's office and other federal and local officials will hold a news conference Thursday morning to discuss charges against von Brunn.

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