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Holocaust Museum gunman dies in hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C (WJC)–James von Brunn, the 89-year-old white supremacist accused of killing a security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, has died. He was wounded in the attack he perpetrated on 10 June 2009, when guards returned fire after he had gone on a shooting rampage. However, the cause of death was not immediately available.

Von Brunn was being held at the medical wing of a jail in North Carolina and had died at a local hospital where he had been transferred, said a spokeswoman for the US Federal Bureau of Prisons. He was charged with murdering security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns as well as with related hate crime and gun charges for the attack. Police recovered anti-Semitic writings in his car after the shooting.

The museum is a memorial to the six million Jews killed by in the Holocaust.

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Preceding provided by World Jewish Congress

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