Security guard credited for thwarting DC shooting

The scene was a frightening one: A man walked into…

The scene was a frightening one: A man walked into the lobby of a political organization, assailed the group’s work, pulled a gun and opened fire.

But when it happened Wednesday morning at the downtown Washington headquarters of the Family Research Council, only one person was injured: the security guard. And after being struck in the arm, he helped wrestle the gunman to the floor, thwarting an attack that police fear could have turned deadly.

“The security guard here is a hero, in my opinion,” D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said of Leo Johnson, who was conscious and in stable condition at an area hospital after the shooting.

Read more at CBS News

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