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      Floyd Corkins charged with committing an act of terrorism, among others

      The shooting happened Aug. 16 at the FRC offices in downtown D.C. Photo: Jennifer Donelan

      Floyd Corkins, the man who is accused of opening fire and shooting a security guard inside the offices of the Family Research Council in August, will face seven new charges when he appears in federal court on Friday, including committing an act of terrorism while armed.

      The grand jury assigned to Corkins' case returned a superceding indictment Tuesday that added seven D.C. charges to the federal ones. Among the charges levied by the District include one count each of committing an act of terrorism while armed, attempted murder while armed, aggravated assault, second-degree burglary and three counts of possession of a firearm.

      Corkins is due to appear in federal court to face the new charges on Friday.

      Corkins is charged with shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of the Family Research Council. Authorities say Corkins told the guard that he didn't like the group's policies before shooting him.

      The guard, Leo Johnson survived and was able to help restrain Corkins, who authorities say was also carrying sandwiches from Chick-fil-A. The fast-food chain made headlines over the summer when its president affirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage.

      Corkins previously pleaded not guilty to gun and assault charges connected to the alleged FRC shooting.

      Johnson was honored by D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray earlier this week, as he was awarded a medal of honor for his actions on the day of the shooting.

      This is a developing story. More to come.