Family Research Council shooting suspect indicted on terrorism charge
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 24, 2012
As Twitchy reported in August, Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of Herndon, Va., was charged by a grand jury with assault with intent to kill while armed and possession of a handgun during a crime of violence, along with a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition, in connection with an August 15 incident which wounded a security guard at the Family Research Council’s headquarters.
Corkins had not been charged with terrorism or a hate crime at the time, but the Washington Post reports today that Corkin now faces charges of seven additional crimes, including committing an act of terrorism while armed, attempted murder while armed, aggravated assault while armed, second-degree burglary while armed, and three counts of possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.
Prosecutors say Corkin is the first suspect to be charged under Washington, D.C.’s Anti-Terrorism Act of 2002.