(WASHINGTON POST) Leonardo Johnson knew something was wrong. After years working security, he could read the body language of visitors to the regal brick office building at the corner of Eighth and G streets.
Johnson was wrapping up his rotation at the front desk of the Family Research Council last summer when a young man came in and said he was interested in an internship. Johnson asked for identification. Instead of placing his bag on the counter, as most people do, the visitor crouched on the floor and reached inside.
As Johnson walked around to get a better look, the man pulled out a loaded semi-automatic pistol. Johnson was unarmed, with only his instinct and his weight behind him.
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