The man accused of shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council’s Washington, D.C., headquarters on August 15 has pleaded not guilty this afternoon to charges of assault with intent to kill and possession of a handgun.

Floyd Lee Corkins II, 28, of Herndon, Va., will be held without bond until his court appearance.

Leo Johnson, the security guard injured in the shooting, has been released from the hospital. In a statement released by the FRC Friday, Johnson said, “I want to thank everyone for the support and prayers during my recovery.” He also indicated that his condition is improving but he will require another round of surgery.