The Rebel's David Menzies was one of those attending the $10,000 Muhammad cartoon contest hosted by author Pamela Geller, when shots were fired outside the building.
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Initial reports say two suspects, reportedly armed with AK-47s were shot dead after attacking the site.
Armed officers rushed into the event and took Gellar along with well-known Islamic critic and Dutch politician Geert Wilders to safety as a firefight erupted outside the venue.
An officer on the scene was shot in the leg and taken to a nearby hospital.
100 people, including The Rebel's David Menzies, were being kept inside on lockdown.
Police armed with M-16s have the area blocked off and helicopters are patrolling the skies.
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