Man Charged in Shooting at Conservative Group HQ 8/16/12
August 16, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) - More details are emerging about the man accused of shooting a security guard yesterday at the Washington headquarters of a conservative advocacy group.
Authorities say Floyd Corkins had a box of ammunition with him -- and a backpack full of sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, the chain that's been at the center of controversy recently because its president is opposed to gay marriage. The Family Research Council had recently defended Chick-fil-A.
Corkins was charged today in federal court.
The wounded security guard, meanwhile, is recovering in a hospital.
Federal authorities say Corkins told the guard, "I don't like your politics," before shooting him in the arm. The guard and others helped subdue Corkins, who was taken into custody.
He's been charged with assault with intent to kill and with bringing a firearm across state lines.