Home Washington Press Releases 2009 Statement Regarding Shooting at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

Statement Regarding Shooting at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

FBI Washington June 10, 2009
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“Members of the FBI’s National Capital Response Squad, SWAT Team, and Evidence Response Team deployed to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., to provide on-scene support following a shooting incident at the museum,” said Joseph Persichini, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “The FBI had no prior knowledge of any act or threat directed at the Holocaust Museum. Preliminary indication is that this incident involved a lone suspect. At this time, we have no additional intelligence information to indicate threats to area landmarks but will monitor the situation closely. The FBI has an outstanding relationship with the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Park Police, and we will work together to jointly investigate the facts related to this case.”