WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- A Virginia man was formally charged Wednesday with assault with intent to kill for wounding a guard at the Family Research Council in Washington.
A federal grand jury handed up an indictment that also charged Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of Herndon with possession of a firearm during a violent crime, The Washington Post reported. He is to be arraigned Friday.
Corkins was arrested Aug. 15 in the lobby of the council's headquarters. He allegedly wounded a security guard he encountered in the lobby and was then held for police by the guard and other people.
In an affidavit, the FBI said Corkins told the guard, "I don't like your politics," as he got a gun out of his backpack. He was also reportedly carrying 15 sandwiches from Chick-fil-A, a restaurant chain that became controversial when its president said in an interview he opposes gay marriage.
The council advocates for conservative positions on social issues, opposing abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage and describing homosexual sex as sinful.
Corkins' parents reportedly told FBI agents he "has strong opinions with respect to those he believes do not treat homosexuals in a fair manner."
The guard, Leonardo Johnson, 46, of Washington, has not returned to work but has been released from a hospital, a council spokesman said. Johnson was hailed as a hero for disarming and subduing Corkins after being shot in the arm.