Security Officer Shot Outside Cartoon Contest Released From Hospital

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May 4, 2015 7:10 a.m.

The security guard shot outside a Muhammed cartoon contest near Dallas was released from the hospital on Sunday night, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The security guard, Bruce Joiner, was treated for an ankle wound. Garland police spokesman Joe Harn said that Joiner was not armed, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Joiner was one of 40 security officers hired by Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative to protect the group’s Muhammed cartoon contest held at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, on Sunday, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Two gunmen were killed on Sunday after they opened fire on security officers outside the Curtis Culwell Center. Authorities do not yet know the identities of the gunmen or whether the shooting was linked to the cartoon contest.

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