En 88 år gammel mann åpnet ild foran Holocaust-museet i Washington onsdag, og såret en sikkerhetesvakt, som skjøt tilbake.

The suspect was identified as James von Brunn, an 88-year-old white supremacist from Maryland, two law enforcement officials told CNN.

Gunfire at the entrance of the museum wounded at least two people Wednesday, emergency officials said.

A private security guard and the shooting suspect were wounded, according to officials of the Washington police.

Sgt. David Schlosser, a spokesman for U.S. Park Police, told reporters a man armed with a «long gun» entered the museum at 12:50 p.m. and fired at a security officer, and both were wounded in the exchange of gunfire.

«My understanding is that two other security officers at the museum returned gunfire at the man that had entered the museum,» Schlosser said. Video Watch Schlosser tell what’s known so far »

Shooting at Holocaust Museum injures guard, suspect