Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Washington, D.C., United States--15 August 2012

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 5 December 2017

Date: 15 August 2012 (10:50 AM EDT)

Location: Washington, D.C., United States

Type of event: terrorism


A gunman entered the lobby of the Family Research Council in Washington, DC, and shot a guard who prevented him from reaching offices on upper floors.

The gunman, Floyd Lee Corkins II, was tackled by the guard with help from bystanders and arrested; Corkins was a volunteer with the DC Center for the LGBT Community and made reference to the Family Research Council's policy stance on marriage before shooting the guard; Corkins had selected several organizations as targets based on the Southern Poverty Law Center web site.

Consequences: 1 injured


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