- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 11, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles have beefed up security in the wake of a gunman’s attack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center, says additional guards were deployed around the institution’s buildings Wednesday. The center operates the Museum of Tolerance and a research institute across the street.

A guard was killed in the Washington attack, which authorities say was carried out by James von Brunn, who has a racist, anti-Semitic Web site. He was shot and critically wounded.

Cooper says Los Angeles police have also increased patrols and the Wiesenthal Center was visited by FBI agents.

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