WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of a second Christian conservative organization says she was told by authorities that her group’s contact information was found in the pocket of a man charged with opening fire at the Washington offices of another such group, wounding a security guard.
Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty said FBI agents visited her group’s Capitol Hill offices hours after the Wednesday morning shooting to show a photo of the suspect. The next day, she said, members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force stopped by and confirmed that “our information was in his pocket.”
The accused shooter, Floyd Lee Corkins II, was ordered held without bond Thursday on accusations he opened fire in the lobby of the Family Research Council in downtown Washington. Like the FRC, the Traditional Values Coalition has supported the president of Chick-Fil-A and his staunch opposition to same-sex marriage.
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