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The security guard was shot when a man attempted to enter the building in Washington, D.C.'s busy Chinatown neighborhood Wednesday morning.

"As far as I'm concerned, the security officer here is a hero," D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier told the Washington Examiner. "The [shooter] never made it past him."

BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBottom line Pelosi and Trump go a full year without speaking Jordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats MORE joins several other Republicans in the House who had already sent thoughts and prayers to the FRC following the incident.