Wounded security guard released from hospital

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WASHINGTON (AP) – The building manager for a Washington-based conservative lobbying group says he’s out of the hospital after being shot last week and his “condition continues to improve.”

Leo Johnson was shot in the arm by a gunman who authorities say didn’t like the politics of the Family Research Council. Johnson was working security in the building’s lobby and helped subdue the gunman after he was shot.

In a statement released Friday by the FRC, Johnson says he’s likely to need another surgery. He also sends out thanks for the prayers and support he’s received and asks for privacy.

The suspect, 28-year-old Floyd Lee Corkins, is due in court Friday afternoon for a preliminary hearing. He faces an assault charge and handgun charges that carry the possibility of decades in prison.

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